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Saturday, September 17th - 8pm
LISA BASTONI - THE LIED TO's - AUSTIN & ELLIOTT
Three original singer/songwriter acts combine forces for a high-energy
night of harmonizing, finger-picking, strumming, and storytelling.
Lisa Bastoni is a Boston-based singer-songwriter. Her forthcoming
album The Humming of the Moon Behind the Trees (Sept. 2016) produced
by hit Nashville songwriter/producer Felix McTeigue (Lori
McKenna/Anais Mitchell/Martin Sexton), features Lisa’s longtime
collaborator (and Red Sox organist) Josh Kantor on upright bass/keys,
as well as guest appearances by The Mastersons, Kelly Hogan, John
J.O’Reilly, Jr. and more. For her 9/17 performance at the Montague
Bookmill, Lisa will be accompanied by her husband, author Christopher
Boucher, on electric bass and banjo. More information at:
Taking their name from the revered Everly Brothers song, "When Will I Be Loved," The Lied To's (singer-songwriters, Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler) collaborate to put the challenges of romantic relationships squarely under their musical microscope. The duo creates a formidable blend of folk, rock and country-tinged music with subject matter keenly focused on the negotiation of these relationships in the wake of hard times and burdensome pasts. More information at:
Praised for their bracing harmonies and cutting lyrics, dark but catchy duo Austin and Elliott tap into traditional folk with a modern outsider's sensibility. Backed by driving acoustic guitar, Christopher Thomas Elliott's original songs run the spectrum from genuine beauty to scathing irony. With Lisa Austin's haunting vocals and powerful hand drum, the tension is dramatic: two voices telling tales of love gone wrong and death done right. Their latest CD Cradle and Crow features fan favorites “Fat Man with a Flower,” “Blackwater Dam,” and “If It Ain’t Broke, Break It.” More information at:
Friday, September 23rd - 8:30 pm
THE EPHEMERAL STRING BAND
We're welcoming back our regular and local favorite the Ephemeral String Band! They bring Oldtime fiddle tunes and sister harmony singing. They are also known to perform a few original songs and Shape Note music arranged for banjos.
Saturday, September 24th - 8pm
LADY JANE and ERIN CASSELS-BROWN
Lady Jane is Esperanza Friel, a one woman band hailing from western mass. Esperanza writes each song and crafts them carefully, using acoustic stylings on an electric guitar she has lovingly dubbed "Eurydice" and belting out melodies with a voice as big as Arizona.
Erin Cassels-Brown is a songwriter from Burlington, Vermont.
Thursday, September 29th - 8:30 pm
Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and home-grown east coast vocals in harmony with Sarah’s singing, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo.
Luke and Sarah grew up listening to The Beatles and Beethoven on cassette tapes (often re-wound with a chewed up pen) and both trained classically at McGill University in Montreal, QC. They released their first album, “Fill Your Boots!” (2012) and in the years to follow, went on tour throughout Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. In 2015 they released their second album, “Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet,” and performed at folk festivals across North America, sharing stages with acts including The Duhks, David Francey, Bruce Molsky, and De Temps Antan. They’ve performed official showcases at several folk music conferences and were artists in residence at The Banff Centre in 2014, as well as Canadian participants at Ethno Sweden (2014), a folk music exchange between 90 musicians from 15 countries.
As always, food, drink and love available at the Lady Killigrew
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