Lyndon VT – An Evening with Fireside Collective

Winners of the 2016 Merlefest Band Competition, finalists in the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Band competition, and now featuring the Rockygrass Banjo Champion, Fireside Collective from Asheville, NC is quickly blazing a name for themselves as a must-see progressive acoustic ensemble.

Formed in 2014, Fireside Collective is a group of acoustic music enthusiasts who blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. With an energetic and engaging live show, the band presents finely crafted original music infused with impeccable solos and tight harmonies.

Captivating listeners with songs centered around change, relationships, and being on the road,Fireside Collective transitions smoothly between danceable bluegrass numbers and passionate folk ballads.

With mandolin, Dobro, and acoustic guitar layered eloquently on top of rock solid stand up bass, Fireside Collective delights in tastefully exploring the boundaries of roots music.

 

Stanstead QC – An Evening with VOA

VOA doesn’t want to be cool, or trendy. The collaborative project wishes to write “good music” for music’s sake. Every note of every work is examined through the lens of “is this what will make the song the best version of itself”. It is a study of the pop rock genre, a conscious effort at creating self-supporting works of musical magic.

Glistening guitar tones over a driving foundation are at the heart of the VOA sound. Since the founding members of VOA are established pillars of their local music scene, regal rock is the term used to describe the musical origins of the project. Music for movies is what they produce: deep imagery to be paired with amazing images.

JF Coley, a fifth-generation musician, songwriter, arranger and producer, has been active in the Canadian music scene since 2002, as a member of Flicker, Coley, and now VOA. A multi-instrumentalist JF‘s demos for an upcoming Coley album are what started VOA.

Pascal Desmarais, also a musician, songwriter, arranger
and producer, was a member of Coley in 2006. He has also played in DelaVoy, Union of Slaves and Fable; as well as performed in a variety of other musical projects. Without Pascal there is no VOA.

Potluck vegetarian dinner at 6 pm. Concert goes at 7.30 pm. $20 at the door.

RSVPs absolutely required. Email – newman.hal@gmail.com / T: 819-238-1470

An afternoon with acclaimed Australian troubadour Jordie Lane (featuring Clare Reynolds) – Montreal QC

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“Displaying the soulful tenderness of Ron Sexsmith and Ray LaMontagne…Lane’s gentle finger picking and intimate vocals lend a somber grace that is universal” – Rolling Stone Magazine

Lane’s music, seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly.

It is a voice that has taken Lane around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, Ruthie Foster and The Moody Blues.

Australia’s leading folk/roots magazine Rhythms have called Lane “one of Australia’s brightest new roots music stars” and Rolling Stone Magazine said his debut album Sleeping Patterns “may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist”.

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“Friends far and wide, Rolling Stone are exclusively premiering my brand new video! The idea was kinda insane and a risky undertaking, but was filmed exquisitely in a single-sequence one-camera take by the team at Around The World In 80 Music Videos.” – Jordie Lane, Feb 25 2016

https://youtu.be/DQ-RvSoo4nU

Seats can be reserved via RSVP at 819-704-0662 or Email: newman.hal@gmail.com

Adults $20, Teens $12 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome.

An afternoon with Jordie Lane – will be a brunch/concert on Sunday, April 24th.. at the Wiedemann-Pinkas Home – 3820 Old Orchard in (NDG) Montreal QC.

Here’s the essential info:

This will be an intimate livingroom concert with a max capacity of 35 folks on chairs, sofas, benches – or sitting on the floor.

Brunch will be 12.30-ish and will be potluck – which means if you’re coming for brunch you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring. Send Lenny an email to let him know what you’re bringing for potluck. lenny.pinkas@gmail.com

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 13h.

We hope to see you there.

An evening with acclaimed Australian troubadour Jordie Lane (featuring Clare Reynolds) – Stanstead QC

Jordie FSMF

“Displaying the soulful tenderness of Ron Sexsmith and Ray LaMontagne…Lane’s gentle finger picking and intimate vocals lend a somber grace that is universal” – Rolling Stone Magazine

Lane’s music, seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly.

It is a voice that has taken Lane around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, Ruthie Foster and The Moody Blues.

Australia’s leading folk/roots magazine Rhythms have called Lane “one of Australia’s brightest new roots music stars” and Rolling Stone Magazine said his debut album Sleeping Patterns “may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist”.

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“Friends far and wide, Rolling Stone are exclusively premiering my brand new video! The idea was kinda insane and a risky undertaking, but was filmed exquisitely in a single-sequence one-camera take by the team at Around The World In 80 Music Videos.” – Jordie Lane, Feb 25 2016

Seats can be reserved via RSVP at 819-704-0662 or Email: newman.hal@gmail.com

Adults $20, Teens $12 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome.

An evening with Jordie Lane (featuring Clare Reynolds) – will be a dinner/concert on Saturday, April 23rd.. at our home – 18 ch de Fairfax in Stanstead QC.

Here’s the essential info:

This will be an intimate livingroom concert with a max capacity of 35 folks on chairs, sofas, benches – or sitting on the floor.

Dinner will be 6-ish and will be potluck vegetarian – which means if you’re coming for dinner you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring. Send Hal an email to let him know what you’re bringing for potluck. newman.hal@gmail.com

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h.

We hope to see you here.

Special note:

If you’ve got an allergy to cats or dogs, a house concert in our livingroom will be a tremendous challenge. Even if the animals are not in the room, they will be roaming elsewhere in the house.

10 String Symphony – Brunch & Concert

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“They do things with fiddles you wouldn’t expect” NPR All Songs Considered “The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana”

“…a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk.”
American Songwriter Magazine

“When each song ended, the two pressed tight into their microhphones, savoring the last strains of the harmony – and even the bartenders seemed to be leaning forward breathlessly, awaiting someone to clap first. Their self titled recording aptly demonstrates the power of a spare, tightly-connected acoustic performance that is given room to evolve – for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddle is worth the price of admission alone. But it’s the off-road experiments, especially from Christian’s biting bow strokes that will make future audiences take note.”
The Bluegrass Situation

“…Stirring together Old-Time flavors with the broader range of influences brought by an omnivorous musical appetite”
The Nashville Scene

“Really, really beautiful.”
Ricky Ross, BBC Scotland

Nashville duo 10 String Symphony began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5­-string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville’s music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5­string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band’s mission statement was as clear as it was expansive:

Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music.

And yet, “Weight of the world,” the band’s latest batch of recordings to be released on Oct. 23rd, is not at all the record one might expect from a duo of seasoned Nashville fiddlers. This is not a record of showboating­­ no mere polished showcasing of technical virtuosity. Rather, at its core, “Weight of the world” is raw and intimate­­ a nuanced and patient record with designs to move rather than merely impress its listeners. Rachel and Christian’s musical prowess and chemistry is certainly on display for those in the know, but listening deeply reveals that these flourishes are always in service of reaching the listener emotionally­­ the spiritual earnestness of song­craft which keeps us perennially returning to the roots of American music.

ALL THINGS MUSIC has described the band’s’ sound as a “new take on old ideas,” a concept and tension that the duo continues to explore throughout “Weight of the World.” This is showcased on songs like “Someone to be Good For,” where a timeless fiddle melody is underscored by Rachel’s acutely personal and timely take on the search for romantic fulfillment in the midst of brokenness. Or in the searching harmonies and exploratory fiddle runs of a song like “I’m Not Lonesome”­­ While the title may hearken back to the tradition, Christian’s haunting melodies and searching cadences bespeak of an artist that has spent as much time with Wagner and Pet Sounds era Beach Boys as he has with the Seeger brothers.

And perhaps this is what makes “Weight of the World” such a brave record: Its the soundtrack of a process­­ a picture of a band striving to maintain the purity of purpose of the American old­time tradition, while simultaneously stretching its limitations with unique arrangements, unflinchingly personal lyrics, and a bravely progressive melodic palette.

“Weight of the World” is a snapshot of an impetuous band in mid­stride­­ old­souls who are passionately determined to speak to our contemporary moment. From the sounds of it, this is just the beginning. – James Wilson (Sons of BIll)

 

Suitably named for the number of strings animated by the duo’s playing—Baiman, who also occasionally adds flair with her five-string banjo, and bandmate Christian Sedelmyer both play a five-string fiddles—the ensemble released its second album Weight of the World in October and landed at No. 3 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album chart for the week of November 28. Quite an exceptional feat for a semi-newfangled band and an album funded by an Indiegogo campaign.

“It’s cool to see that kind of support,” Baiman says of being pinned on the Billboard chart between Rhonda Vincent and the SteelDrivers, “and to be on that chart with the Punch Brothers—it’s a big deal. We’re a pretty new band so to sell that many albums is exciting.”

http://www.allthingsstrings.com/News/News/Fiddle-Duo-10-String-Symphony-Celebrates-No.-3-on-Billboard

10 String Symphony – will be a brunch/concert on Sunday, February 14th..at our home – 18 ch de Fairfax in Stanstead QC.

Here’s the essential info:

Brunch will be at 12.30h and will be potluck – which means if you’re coming for brunch you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring.

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 13h30… Adults $20, Teens $10 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome. I’d suggest bringing your own folding chairs.

Tickets should be purchased online.

There’s lots of parking available on the side of the road in front of our place – just remember to be courteous and leave ample space for all the other cars, trucks, tractors, horses, etc. which use chemin de Fairfax.

Nick and the Babes – Potluck Dinner & Concert in New Bern NC

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Nick Bailey, guitar, lead vocals

Graham Bailey, drums, 
backing vocals

Rob Wank, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, backing vocals

Dail Reed, bass

How would describe your band’s music?

Nick: For lack of a better term, I would probably go with Americana but it kind of stems into different genres. We all grew up listening to different stuff. Whether it be Motown or jam band, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic and stuff like that. We’ve also been heavily influenced by groups like Pearl Jam. I guess Americana is probably the best way to put it.

Graham: Yeah, Americana, rock. We dip into other, everything from, like he said, funk … we kind of blend a lot of different elements into that Americana/rock so that hopefully the audience comes away with a very full experience as opposed to just, ‘all those guys’ songs sound the same.’

How did the band get started?Nick: It started because I was a piano bar musician. I was playing on weekends at a restaurant and I started writing my own stuff. We had been in so many other bands where we were either doing covers or somebody else was primarily writing all the music. At that time, Greenville started having all these house parties. I felt like this movement was coming through where it was conducive to be able to get out there and play where there was no pressure. We started out just playing in living rooms and things like that.

Graham: Spazz house, those kind of Indie parties.

Nick: We started out like that as a three-piece and we practiced in our living room and we really didn’t go any further than Greenville. As the band evolved, we got more serious about it and started recording stuff. We started hitting areas like Raleigh and Charlotte, Wilmington, Greensboro.


Nick and the Babes – will be a dinner/concert on Friday, February 12th 2016..at the Kingman home – 103 Neuse Harbour Blvd (2nd house on the left) in New Bern, North Carolina.

Here’s the essential info:

This will be an intimate livingroom concert with a max capacity of 35 folks on chairs, sofas, benches – or sitting on the floor.

Dinner will be 6ish and will be potluck – which means if you’re coming for dinner you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring.

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h… Adults $20, Teens $10 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome. I’d suggest bringing your own folding chairs.

There’s lots of parking available on the side of the road in front of the Kingman house – just remember to be courteous and leave ample space for all the other folks who use Neuse Harbour Blvd.

In order to reserve your seats for brunch and/or the concert, you will absolutely need to RSVP

E: kingmanpaulb@gmail.com 

T: 252.622.1250

 

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – Dinner & Concert – Stanstead QC

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Laura Cortese has a vision for her band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. It’s appropriate then that the quartet, featuring Cortese, call themselves Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards.

Since the release of Cortese’s most recent album, Into the Dark (2013), Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox) and Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) have paired their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to Cortese’s poignant and powerful singing. Seeing the quartet on stage, you get the sense that they might snap some fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. True to their adventurous spirit and wide-ranging influences, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards tour internationally, communicating the depth and soul of American roots music, using their own uniquely modern voices.
Their latest album was recently listed among the Top Five World Music releases of 2015 by Le Devoir journalist Yves Bernard. http://www.ledevoir.com/culture/musique/458488/les-cinq-meilleurs-disques-de-musiques-du-monde-les-racines-la-revolte-les-melanges-et-la-guerison
“Boston est le centre d’un passionnant renouveau de la musique roots, et des artistes qui sont passés par là ont fait paraître cette année de fort beaux disques : Brittany Haas avec Lena Jonsson, Jenna Moynihan et Laura Cortese, « fiddleuse » énergique qui, pour ce disque, est partie à la rencontre de musiciens suédois, galiciens et québécois en créant un projet exaltant qui passe du folk de chambre au country blues et bien au-delà.”
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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – will be a dinner/concert on Saturday, January 30th..at our home – 18 ch de Fairfax in Stanstead QC.

Here’s the essential info:

  • This will be an intimate livingroom concert with a max capacity of 35 folks on chairs, sofas, benches – or sitting on the floor.
  • Dinner will be 6ish and will be potluck vegetarian – which means if you’re coming for dinner you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring. Send Hal an email to let him know what you’re bringing for potluck.
  • If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h.
  • Tickets can be purchased online.
  • Adults $20, Teens $15 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome. And yes, it’s true, we are now charging tax on tickets. Such is life.

We hope to see you here.

 

 

Great Lake Swimmers – Dinner & Concert

Great Lake Swimmers – will be a potluck dinner/concert on Sunday, December 6th..at the home of our friends Marian & Alec van Zuiden – 300 rue Scott in Ayer’s Cliff QC.

This is an unbelievable opportunity to see one of Canada’s great roots band in concert in a unique intimate environment. Seats are being offered on an RSVP-only basis for this show and I expect this will be a very full house.

Here’s the essential info:

Dinner will be at 18h and will be potluck – which means if you’re coming for dinner you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring.

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h… Adults $20, Teens $10 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome. I’d suggest bringing your own folding chairs.

Parking available on the side of the road in front of the venue – just remember to be courteous and leave ample space for all the other cars, trucks, tractors, ATVs, horses, etc. which share the road

In order to reserve your seats for dinner and/or the concert, you will absolutely need to RSVP

RSVP: E: newman.hal@gmail.com T: 819-238-1470

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – A FOREST OF ARMS – Biography – ALBUM RELEASE DATE – APRIL 21, 2015

A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.

Those familiar with the decade-long output of Great Lake Swimmers will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together. The familiar versus the strange theme is also running through this record, both in the instrumentation and in the songwriting (“Zero In The City”, “I Was A Wayward Pastel Bay”).

As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. One of the unique and unusual locations was Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario, where a number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks, including the main parts for “Don’t Leave Me Hanging,” “The Great Bear” and “With Every Departure,” were recorded amid haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats.

The violins were recorded at the Heliconian Club of Toronto, while the bass and drum tracks were largely recorded at the Chalet Studio just outside of Toronto, a unique chalet-style recording space located on 40 acres of rolling hills and trails, in proximity to the shores of Lake Ontario. The pastoral and elemental nature of these spaces surfaces throughout the album.

The title, A Forest Of Arms, is taken from album track “The Great Bear,” a song inspired by a trip Dekker took to the northern rainforests of British Columbia in September 2013 with the World Wildlife Fund. It’s a pristine wilderness area that is under threat of being compromised by the construction of a pipeline, and Dekker and the group have been very vocal in their opposition to it. In a broader sense, the title is also a reference to the sense of community surrounding the Toronto-based band, as well as the band’s own growing families, exhibited in the songs “Something Like A Storm” and “Expecting You.”

Great Lake Swimmers consists of Tony Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel on drums. There are several special guest appearances on the album by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath) on 12-string electric guitar, as well as backing vocals on the song “A Bird Flew Inside The House.”

Recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace, and mixed by the wonderfully talented Howie Beck (Feist), A Forest Of Arms also marks Dekker’s 8th release of new material. In 2013, he released the solo album Prayer of the Woods, and in 2014, he released a tribute album for the artist-loving digital music distribution site Zunior on the occasion of its 10th year anniversary, entitled Tony Dekker Sings 10 Years Of Zunior. Last year saw their debut headlining performance at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall, which was documented for the Live At Massey Hall series. The band also participated in the Polaris cover sessions with their version of Sarah Harmer’s “I’m A Mountain.”

Sin and Swoon – Dinner & Concert

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Montreal’s “Sin and Swoon” is made up of Ottawa Valley native Michael James O’Brien and Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Michelle Tompkins. They love George and Tammy, old time country music, and the harmony singing of the Louvin Brothers and the Delmore Brothers. Recently featured on “The Vinyl Cafe´ with Stuart Maclean” on CBC radio and NPR, their new album is now available!

Singer-songwriters Mike O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins have been performing together for the last few years, after the couple’s post-dinner-table-song-swaps led to the odd pub gig to help make ends meet. Songs were written, and the culmination of the last couple years of work has led to the release of their first record “Did I Turn The Oven Off?”

Both have been busy as backup singers/musicians on the Montreal local scene, lending a hand to such notables as Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Plants and Animals, Blood and Glass, Katie Moore, and Thus:Owls. Mike O’Brien was also a guitar player on the last two Vic Chesnutt tours. Now with the release of their new record, their plans are to get out and play as much as possible.

“Sin and Swoon” sont les musiciens montréalais Michael James O’Brien (natif de la vallée d’Ottawa) et Michelle Tompkins (de Antigonish, Nouvelle Écosse). Leur musique s’inspire surtout de les classiques du “country and western” et du “old time”; ils adorent George and Tammy, et on peut entendre les influences de The Louvin Brothers et The Delmore Brothers. Vous les avez peut-être entendus récemment à l’émission “The Vinyl Café with Stuart Maclean” à CBC radio et NPR. Leur nouvel album est disponible cette automne!

Sin and Swoon – will be a dinner/concert on Saturday, November 28th..at our home – 18 ch de Fairfax in Stanstead QC.

Here’s the essential info:

This will be an intimate livingroom concert with a max capacity of 35 folks on chairs, sofas, benches – or sitting on the floor.

Dinner will be 6ish and will be potluck – which means if you’re coming for dinner you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring.

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h… Adults $20, Teens $10 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome. I’d suggest bringing your own folding chairs.

There’s lots of parking available on the side of the road in front of our place – just remember to be courteous and leave ample space for all the other cars, trucks, snowplows, tractors, etc. which use chemin de Fairfax.

In order to reserve your seats for brunch and/or the concert, you will absolutely need to RSVP

RSVP: E: newman.hal@gmail.com T: 819-704-0662

Debra Cowan – Dinner & Concert to raise funds for SHCN’s Outreach Programs for Young People

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Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar in the great tradition of folk singers like Joan Baez and Judy Collins, with a clear vocal that calls forth the ghosts of long past but can also offer a more modern urban landscape. In her newest release, a live recording entitled “Among Friends”, she demonstrates her ability to interact with her audience and have them enthusiastically sing along on choruses and refrains.

As a young girl she idolized Julie Andrews and in her teens discovered Jethro Tull and Steeleye Span. At the age of 21 she needed escape out of a small Midwestern town so she threw darts at a map and ended up in northern California where she attended college, sang in bars, and eventually worked as a middle school math teacher. She continued her discovery of folk with English singers like Maddy Prior and Scottish singers like Ray Fisher. Debra started performing in California 35 years ago and began touring in 1998, with frequent stops in the US and UK, from folk clubs to festivals like the Old Songs Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week in England. That led her to where she is now, a full-time singer who bridges the old and new with a refreshing stage presence — she may start with a moving ballad like “The Rainbow,” a profile of one woman’s courage, and segue into “Johnny Be Fair,” about a poor lass who can’t marry anyone in town because, well, she’s related to everyone.

Debra’s shared the stage and sung with artists as varied as Colum Sands, Tret Fure, and Si Kahn. For the last six years she has been joining her good friend, John Roberts for a number of tours and her newest CD, “Ballads Long & Short”. She has collaborated with well-known guitarists Brooks Williams, Bill Cooley (Kathy Mattea) and British fiddler Tom Leary. Her third solo recording, “Fond Desire Farewell” was arranged and produced by former Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks. She’s performed in many prestigious UK venues and for six months in the late 90’s held a residency at Sandy Bell’s Bar, Edinburgh’s premier folk music pub. She has performed many times on nationally syndicated American live radio shows such as WFMT’s Folkstage, hosted by Rich Warren and Tom May’s River City Folk.

Her recordings have won high praise from both sides of the Atlantic and her music has been included in many compilation recordings, most notably on the 2006 Free-Reed Records box set “RT-The Life and Times of Richard Thompson” and the 2014 “Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie”. When Debra isn’t touring internationally or busy with her activities as American Federation of Musicians Local 1000 Vice-President (USA), she makes her home near Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband and their two cats, Hazel ‘n Herman.

Here’s the essential info:

We have 25 places open for this special event.

Dinner will be at 6pm and will be potluck – which means if you’re coming for dinner you need to let us know ahead of time.. so we can take note of what you’re planning to bring.

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h… $10 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome.

There’s lots of parking available on the side of the road in front of Marilyn’s house – just remember to be courteous and leave ample space for all the other cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, horses, etc. which use Clough Street .

In order to reserve your seats for dinner and/or the concert, you will absolutely need to RSVP via email – newman.hal@gmail.com or phone: 819-704-0662