6 Acoustic Acts in Philadelphia that are Perfect for Small Weddings
6 Acoustic Acts in Philadelphia that are Perfect for Small Weddings
Kevin McCall

Kevin McCall


If you’re looking to create a personal wedding experience, do without the 10-piece band, party tunes, and celebrate with an intimate acoustic performer. Book a solo act that will capture every moment from your favorite songwriters. Here is 6 of the best Mole Street Artists for your small wedding. mo


The Best Acoustic Acts for Philadelphia Weddings

Gregg Cagno

Gregg Cagno is a studied and experienced performer and entertainer. His warm baritone communicates joy, wit, love and a range of emotions without pretense. Comfortable and warm with an audience, he’s as creative an interpreter of other’s works as he is his own, drawing material from a spectrum broad enough to include both Joni Mitchell and Frank Loesser. Gregg has won prestigious awards for his performance and song writing abilities. He has toured nationally opening for folk/rock artists such as Pete Seeger, James Taylor, America & Poco. Gregg has also had the honor of playing on The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Millennium Stage.


Aaron Parnell Brown

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Aaron Parnell Brown’s bold sensitivity as a vocalist and performer has garnered him favorable comparisons to Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend. The Philadelphia-based artist draws from his hometown’s distinguished heritage of Philly Soul, while incorporating influences from great songwriters such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and James Taylor. His captivating solo acoustic performances and full-band performances have helped him build an impressive profile among audiences and critics alike.


Christopher Davis Shannon

Christopher Davis-Shannon‘s music brings you back to the time of Tin Pan Alley and early New Orleans Jazz clubs with a repertoire spanning from the 1910’s to the 50’s. His intricate guitar work and plaintive vocals are infused with soulfulness which cannot be imitated, and a respect for his predecessors which is rarely equaled.  Not content with being called a traditionalist he forges ahead with his own modern take on timeless classics, weaving together a sound that is enjoyed by both young and old. Whether you are looking for light jazz for a cocktail hour or music to get your guest’s feet moving, Davis-Shannon is sure to please.


Emily Drinker

Emily Drinker blends folk, soul, and pop in her wide repertoire of songs. Emily was featured by NPR Music in their Tiny Desk on the Road tour. She has performed at venues such as World Café Live, Underground Arts and  Bourbon and Branch in Philly, won the Philadelphia Songwriters Project contest and performed at Firefly Music Festival. She has also performed overseas in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Her debut full length album of her original songs is in 2021.


Noggin Hill

In the southern Appalachian Mountains, fiddle and banjo players have been reveling in the complimentary textural relationship of the two instruments for hundreds of years. The rhythmic momentum, undeniable warmth & endless potential of this down-home duet is celebrated in its full spirit by Noggin Hill since 2009. This undeniably listenable band are steeped in mountain sounds as they incorporate musical elements of bluegrass, folk-jazz and the American songbook  


E. Shawn Qaissaunee

E. Shawn Qaissaunee, a Berklee College of Music Alumnus, has been in demand as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for over twenty years. Sought out for his talents on guitar, bass, piano and the rubab and dutar, instruments from his native Afghanistan, Shawn is known for his musical sensitivity, lyricism and spirited drive to create excitement among listeners and fellow musicians. Qaissaunee has performed and/or recorded with: Stevie Wonder; David Bromberg (world-renowned musician); Xiang Gao (virtuoso classical violinist); Gary Grainger (bassist with John Scofield); Sean Rickman (drummer with Steve Coleman/Joe Zawinul); Ron Holloway (saxophonist with Allman Brothers/Government Mule/Derek Trucks); Terry Tyler (bassist with Jill Scott/Wyclef Jean/Grover Washington Jr.).


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