5PM – ART OPENING for Anna Low

6PM – Andru Bemis with Elisabeth Pixley-Fink

ANDREW BEMIS: The songs of Andru Bemis are spiritually descended from an era when music was made and played to express one’s deepest emotions while entertaining the neighbors. Bemis is a “traditionalist with a fresh approach and a modern troubadour with deep respect for the roots of his craft. He is a gifted vocalist and instrumentalist. His music speaks to our present condition in language of a gentler past” (Wepecket Island Records). The Birmingham (Alabama) Weekly calls Bemis a “modern-folk, Midwestern miracle of music …. with a voice that is pretty and ravaged, sounding as though 50 Appalachian winters have run him ragged.” http://www.andrubemis.com/

ELISABETH PIXLEY-FINK: Elisabeth Pixley-Fink is a Kalamazoo, MI-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (keys, guitar, banjo and body), who grew up studying piano and singing shape note harmonies with her family.  http://www.elisabethpixleyfink.com/index.html

 

8PM – AMERICANA IN THE ROUND with John Colvert, Patrick Coman, & Jon Aanestad

JOHN COLVERT: Colvert is making his musical mark in the esteemed Boston acoustic/Americana scene

“…the emotion behind John’s music is barely contained within his frame, telling all in the audience that there’s a story behind his singing, and he’s here to share it with all of us.” The Noise (Boston, MA)

http://www.johncolvert.com/

PATRICK COMAN: Patrick Coman is an artist of two minds. On one hand, he is a southern bred Oklahoma native and former Nashville resident with a record collection heavy on American roots music, rural blues, and Hank Williams albums. On the other, he is a man of the world who made his bones as a solo artist in the gritty German capital of Berlin before returning to the United States and immersing himself in Boston’s growing Americana scene.http://patrickcoman.com/

JON AANESTAD: a singer songwriter with raw instrumental talent and a voice that soars. Jon’s strength is his ability to create something uniquely his own, yet recognizable and palpable for those listening. With a background steeped in blues and jazz, Jon attributes much of his song-writing to this music. His sound is uniquely built upon a foundation of classical training and roots music. His music defies categorization–it is simply embraced for its intrigue and accessiblity. Boston based, Jon is quietly making a name for himself in songwriting circles.
http://jonaanestad.com/thesugarcane/

10PM – OKABARI with bellydancers

Okbari performs music from the richly varied contemporary and historic cultural traditions of the Middle East including Ottoman Turkish Classical compositions, rural Turkish folk and devotional songs, Arabic classical and folk music, and dance music from the Armenian and Turkish immigrant diasporas.http://okbari.org/

 

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