The Dead Pens

The Dead Pens

Wed · July 31, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest. We reserve the right to seat parties together at the same table in the event of a busy show.

Box Office: The Tin Pan charges lower fees for box office versus online sales. Our box office is open Mon-Sat 12PM-5PM. Please visit us during those hours or call 804-447-8189.

The Dead Pens - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Dead Pens
The Dead Pens are a (mostly) acoustic trio from Annapolis, MD. All three are professional musicians, who met while working on other projects.

Guitarist Ryan Abbott was founding member of the surf-punk band The Phantom Limbs, who have several albums available on all venues and in all formats. He has performed live with a variety of well-known bands over the years, touring and working as a session guitar player; lending guitar and piano tracks at Omega Studios and Sheffield’s Audio. Abbott has written and recorded five albums and has appeared as a guest on several more. He brought the other two members together to form the group.

Vocalist is Danah Koch. The singer-songwriter-musician from Stevensville, MD has gone from unknown to a high-demand performer in a few short years. Not only does Danah have solid songwriting skills, her pretty and petite exterior hides a BIG voice and emotional power that is sought-after, and has propelled Danah onto center stage of the local music scene. Danah is a classically-trained pianist, and self-taught guitarist.

Cellist is Sally McGee. She trained as a classical musician who has played in a local orchestra, several quartets, and toured worldwide with the Washington Women's Chorus. She took a break from classical music some years ago, until Ryan talked her into doing some unusual studio work on the Phantom Limbs last album. He enjoyed the different sound and they began writing music together and working on unusual versions of current songs, eventually recording the first Chick Habit album together, which went on to significant Spotify success.

The Dead Pens are recording their first studio album (due for release August 2019), and are in demand for their somewhat rare live performances. Their video for the first song they wrote together: "Unaddressed And Undressed" has garnered over 11,000 views on Facebook since it was posted in mid-January of this year.

Danah Koch - vocals, piano, guitar
Sally McGee - cello, backing vocals
Ryan Abbott - guitar, backing vocals
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229