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Friday, Nov 21 - 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. They began in the basements, coffee shops and art spaces of New England, and have since tested the stages of more traditional folk music venues, colleges, living rooms and bar rooms from Boston to Austin, Denver to Nashville, Asheville to Portland, and back 'round again. 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. Over the years, Mandeville & Richards have shared the stage with acts like Garnet Rogers, Melanie Safka, Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, John Gorka, Pierce Pettis, Pokey LaFarge, Joan Osborne, Mustard's Retreat, Atwater & Donnely, Antje Duvekot, The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum and Brownbird.
Saturday, Nov 22- 8pm
KEVIN O'ROURKE and LO FINE
Want Is A Great Need is the sixth release by Lo Fine, the indie/slow core/americana band and recording project started in the late 1990's in Northampton, Massachusetts by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin O'Rourke.
Over the past 15 years, O'Rourke and Co. have been consistently writing and releasing beautiful, literate, contemplative and meditative material that has been described as "committed to the notion that there's a place for popular music that values the sublime and restrained over the raw and showy." (Boston Globe). Beginning with the self-titled debut EP in 1999, and the first full length, Nine the following year, Lo Fine has been well received, described as "utterly beautiful alt-country that has earned them a devoted following in New England, where newspapers regularly name them one of the region's most treasured acts." (Hybrid)
After a bicycle accident sidelined O'Rourke for months in 2002, he moved to Ireland for a year where he performed throughout the country and continued to work on material for the follow up to Nine (2007's Not For Us Two), which was praised as an "engaging folk Americana album. The mood of its gently reflective and often lovely songs...ranges from hushed to haunting, mellow to melancholic." (Mojo) While working on that album, he released two EP's, played bass on Lloyd Cole's 2005 album Antidepressant, and was a fixture in (ex-Miracle Legion singer) Mark Mulcahy's live band from 2001-2006, adding bass, guitar, and backup vocals. O'Rourke also played bass and guitar for fellow Northampton, MA indie-rockers Spouse.
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Posters From The Past
Because some of them were just too lovely to surrender to the ether...