Meggie Czepiel, Alec Pedersen share Best Video bill Fri., July 30

Singer-songwriters Meggie Czepiel and Alec Pedersen share the bill on the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck Fri., July 30. The show starts at 5 PM.

Acoustic indie pop singer songwriter Meggie played her first open mics at fifteen, bringing her thoughtful yet optimistic lyrics and cheerful acoustic guitar––and her parents––to venues such as The Space in Hamden. Soon after, she started playing full-length gigs.

Meggie released her debut EP, The Clock a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday. Both nostalgic and hopeful, the EP draws from pop and folk influences, featuring mostly acoustic instruments and lyrics marveling at the complexities of changing time.

Alec Pedersen is a young singer-songwriter from New Haven. He is a rising sophomore and has been playing guitar and writing music for about a year. His style is heavily influenced by the American folk revival, as well as jazz, blues, and country. Alec’s most recent record, “Rainbirds,” is available on Soundcloud.

We ask respect for social distancing, please, and conscientiousness on masks. Not everybody is vaccinated yet and our venue wants to advise caution and consideration for others. Masks are optional outside but required if you go inside Best Video.

No cover charge but please bring cash for the musicians’ tip jar. This has been a real hard time for musicians, almost all of whom have seen their live performance income dry up. (There will also be a Best Video tip jar for donations.)

Parking available behind Best Video and on Thornton Street.

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