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Friday, November 6th - 8pm
ARI and MIA
The Boston-based sister duo Ari & Mia [Ariel and Mia Friedman] reference the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Add a sprinkling of classical and early jazz influences plus intricate sisterly harmonies and the result is a unique hybrid sound that is both joyous and intimate. Says SingOut! magazine, Ari & Mia “blend a traditional rootsy grounding with a clear background of classical training. Their own works are soothing and fresh, tasteful and accomplished. This duo is taking the classical study of a conservatory program and bringing it alive in folk touring circles.” Both graduates of the New England Conservatory, the talented siblings compose a majority of their music, infusing contemporary ideas into the repertoire of oft-covered old-time string band standards. Winner of ASTA’s 2009 Alternative Styles Award, Ariel is a virtuosic cellist who has toured internationally with well-known fiddler Hanneke Cassel, is the founding member of her classical string ensemble, the Cardamom Quartet and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s splinter group Classical Tangent. Mia is a fiddle player and singer of immense skill and reputation, also excelling in clawhammer banjo and guitar. She won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her song “Across the Water.” Ari & Mia's two previous records — 2010’s Unruly Heart and 2013’s acclaimed Land on Shore — were released to critical acclaim.
Saturday, November 7th - 8pm
Open Mouth Presents:
Ottawa-born, brought up between Gatineau, Washington and Paris, Myriam Gendron makes her living as a bookdealer and copy-editor in Montreal. In March 2014, she released her debut record, Not So Deep as a Well, an album made of poems by Dorothy Parker that she set to music. Recorded and mixed in her bedroom, the album quickly reaps international critical acclaim. According to Richard Meltzer, Not So Deep as a Well is "the hottest Impossible Love collection in 30 years."
Ruth Garbus is an artist and musician living in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has released three solo albums to date: "Ruthie's Requests" (re-released on Burger Records), "Rendezvous With Rama" (Feeding Tube Records, Autumn Recordings) and "Joule EP" (OSR Tapes). She is also known for her roles in the bands Feathers and Happy Birthday.
Saturday, November 14th - 8pm
MARK MANDEVILLE and RAIANNE RICHARDS
For over a decade, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have resonated with the lover of Americana, old country, and harmony singing, commanding crafted melodies and poignant, introspective lyrics, backing them with delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo. In 2014 the duo attended NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) as QUAD showcase artists. Recently they were selected as the representative folk act for WICN's 45th anniversary gala fundraiser at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA- performing regularly at respected folk venues/listening rooms in the northeast such as Club Passim (Boston, MA), Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton, MA), The Sumner Knight Chapel (Keene, NH), Ashland Coffee and Tea (Ashland, VA), and Burlap and Bean (Philadelphia, PA). Hundreds of concerts have been given and thousands of records have been sold, all on their own steam with longtime support from indie label Nobody's Favorite Records.http://markmandeville.com
We are so happy to welcome Michael Metivier (Oweihops) back to the Bookmill to grace the History Room with beautiful, intricate finger picking and soft, ethereal harmonies.
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Posters From The Past
Because some of them were just too lovely to surrender to the ether...