Paul Pfau, Jason Maddens – Tickets – AhSo Restaurant – Ashburn, VA – October 8th, 2018

Paul Pfau, Jason Maddens

Buncearoo Presents: Fork, Mic, Knife feat. Paul Pfau & Chef Jason Maddens

Paul Pfau

Jason Maddens

Mon, October 8, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

AhSo Restaurant

Ashburn, VA



This event is all ages

Music and food is a natural match in our world and the idea behind this event is to bring together these two arts to create a truly unique experience. Storytelling can come together in so many ways so why not pair food and song?

We asked Paul Pfau (The Voice, season 8) to choose 6 of his songs and take us on a journey. Chef Jason Maddens and the Ahso Culinary team took the songs and weaved a multi-course dinner to pair with the musical storytelling. This is an event not to be missed.

6 Courses, incl. pairings and an intimate live performance by Paul Pfau.

Paul Pfau
Paul Pfau
Nashville’s Paul Pfau (rhymes with "wow") is a modern-day troubadour, a skilled and eager listener, with a gift for setting the truths of love, life and loss to music. His talent for taking in and re-interpreting life’s narrative was honed in six months of personal silence brought on by a threatening polyp on his vocal chords.

During this period of forced quiet, Pfau made ends meet by playing guitar in other bands, and by studying the stories of others. His musical inspiration was drawn from his parents relationship, and from the great music of 70s singer-songwriters like James Taylor, as well as current artists like John Mayer and Dave Matthews. Upon healing, Pfau took his talents to Season 8 of The Voice, where as a member of Team Pharrell, he was fortunate enough to work with and be mentored by the likes of Lionel Richie and Nate Ruess (fun., The Format).

The Great American Love Story EP is a concept album, a collection of songs with a finite beginning, middle and end. Boy and girl meet, fall in love, drift apart, work through struggle, and build a life together. Even though the story does have a classically happy ending, the real pain of relationship is present, unblinking in its ambiguity. Pfau is specific enough to draw listeners in, without giving away the goose. “The lyrics definitely tell a love story, but only one drawn in black and white. The colors are meant to come from the person listening, they can paint their own experiences on to what they’re hearing”, says Pfau. "The record uses a male-female relationship, though the genders assigned to each character are meant to channel stereotypes more than anything. The notion of gender is flexible, as well."

Pfau is a natural collaborator, and the album was produced and co-written with Austin Bello (bassist and vocalist, Forever The Sickest Kids), with one exception. The EP’s denouement, “See You Better” was co-written with Nashville songwriter Jordan Lawhead. Pfau is also collaborating with fans on social media, regularly sharing the love story of others on his Facebook page. He is currently touring in support of his latest single, “I See the World”, a song about love and family, understanding and perspective.
Jason Maddens
Jason Maddens
Chef Jason has been cooking in restaurants for almost 20 years. He graduated from culinary school in 2005 and accepted his first executive chef position in 2009. Jason lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife Tiffany, two little girls, Lylah (6) and Angelina (3) and golden retriever, Bella.

Recognizing the need for more privately owned and operated upscale restaurants in Loudoun County, and wanting to fulfill the dream of opening up a restaurant in Jason's hometown, Jason and Tiffany opened Ahso in December of 2017.

Cooking background: Chef Jason has worked for several chefs in the DC area, most notably Jon Krinn and Michel Richard. The latter was a nationally known chef for many years based in Washington DC at a restaurant called Citronelle. He opened an offshoot of Citronelle, called Central where Jason was the exec chef for two years. Michel sadly passed away last year, leaving behind a legacy of chefs and cooks. Meeting Chef Jon Krinn after culinary school Jason worked as a cook for him at 2941 Restaurant for 3 years, and then 7 years later opened Clarity, in Vienna VA with him in 2014. At Clarity Jason ran the wine program as well as the kitchen. This was a first for him, and he discovered that he had a passion for wine that has become just as important as his passion for food. In June of 2018 Jason passed the Certified Sommelier exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers
Venue Information:
AhSo Restaurant
22855 Brambleton Plaza
Ashburn, VA, 20148