Due to ongoing construction at Deepwells Mansion, our concert series has been postponed until July 13th. Details on this year’s summer concert can be found in the Upcoming Artists tab at the top right. Hope to see ya’ll on the front lawn of Deepwells Mansion in July. We’re starting the concert earlier in the day this year (4 to 8pm) so the concert will be done before it gets dark. We’ll see how it goes!
Seth Glier – MPress recording artist Seth Glier will grab you…if not with his powerful falsetto or his melodic prowess, then with what Performer Magazine calls his “intoxicating groove.” The 22-year-old singer, pianist and guitarist – who abandoned studies at The Berklee College of Music after one year because he “decided I should be playing for people and not for grades” – aims straight for the gut & has quickly established himself on the national scene performing over 250 shows a year. In 2010, Glier shared stages with such diverse artists as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, The Verve Pipe, and Edwin McCain. He has appeared as a mainstage artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY) and the Kerrville Folk Festival (TX). USA Today recently compared Seth to Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel and recommended his track “Lauralee” on their “Listen Up Playlist” (Feb 2011). For more, go to www.sethglier.com.
Katie Pealrman – Hailing from Long Island, NY, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Katie Pearlman, has earned almost 20 years of experience touring the US as an accompanist and in recent years, as a solo artist. Her soulful voice has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. Not surprisingly, some of her favorite singers include: Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Joan Osborne, and Joni Mitchell.Her third album (release date January 6, 2012), Girls Like Us, is a concept album of songs written about women, based on true stories from the book Note to Self, by Andrea Buchanan, of surviving hardship and heartache. The songs on this album have earned Katie comparisons to folk icons such as Harry Chapin. With this new album, Katie hopes her music will give inspiration to people facing life’s challenges. For more, go to www.katiepearlman.com..
Long Island artist Christine Sweeney opened our October show with a few of her originals.
The Stray Birds – Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of THE STRAY BIRDS sound lies in outstanding songwriting that soars in three-part harmony. Raised on music within a few miles of farmland from each other, The Stray Birds were born of a compelling collaboration between two unique writers and vocalists– the pure, luxurious voice of Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven’s richness of tone and depth of delivery. Grounding their sound in the unshakeable groove of bassist Charles Muench, The Stray Birds are a trio of captivating chemistry and sensitive musicality. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs. For more, go to www.thestraybirds.com.
Emily Elbert – Texas native Emily Elbert is a young performer with an old soul, whose music draws from jazz, pop, soul and folk. Her songs feature strong melodies, straight-to-the-heart vocals, and intricate guitar work. A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Emily has played over 500 shows across the U.S. and in Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Glamour Magazine selected Emily as one of 2010′s Top Ten College Women. She’s also a winner of Scotland’s Burnsong International Song Contest and was named the Best New Artist of the Year by WUMB-FM Radio in Boston. For more, go to www.emilyelbert.com.