Oct 052016
 

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Bluegrass comes to the Nelson Town Hall on Thursday, November 17! Join us for this NYC band’s unique brand of music blending the songwriter’s voice and the pulse of a string band. The concert starts at 7:30 pm, admission is $15/$12(Sr/Jr)

Cricket Tell the Weather is the creative project of Andrea Asprelli, award-winning songwriter and fiddler, backed by a collective of NYC’s best traditional musicians. Winners of the 2013 Fresh Grass Award in North Adams, MA, Cricket features award-winning songs with fresh lyrics, thoughtful arrangements, and chilling, no-frills vocals.

Cricket Tell the Weather takes a genuine approach that is, at once, simple and sophisticated — a style that reflects Asprelli’s own aesthetics. The daughter of two Classical musicians, Asprelli only began her foray into fiddle music in her twenties, after becoming inspired by New England’s small but fiery bluegrass communities. Her voice as a songwriter came through in 2011, when she was awarded 1st place in the Podunk Bluegrass Songwriting Competition for her co-written song, “Remington.” Cricket first came into the regional spotlight as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and as winners of the Fresh Grass Award in 2013.

Cricket’s sophomore album Tell the Story Right weaves contemporary sounds and themes around a backbone of American roots music. Featuring seven original songs, two modern covers, and one traditional spiritual, this album won’t disappoint lovers of the tradition, and will leave a number of modern listeners wondering why they don’t have more bluegrass on their playlists.

The project’s collective cast includes guitarists Mike Robinson, Jason Borisoff, and Jeff Picker, banjoists Doug Goldstein and Hilary Hawke, and bassists Dave Speranza and Sam Weber.

 Posted by on October 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm
Oct 042016
 

Julie SnowSinger/Songwriter Julie Snow presents a CD Release concert on Sunday, November 13th, accompanied by Kent Allyn on keyboards and guitar, Greg Holt on bass, and Ed Scheer on drums.

Julie Snow is best known for her early songs which were recorded in the 1980s by Lui Collins, one of New England’s most beloved singer songwriters. Julie was also part of the local women’s songwriting group, The Rolling Crones, and has been writing new material since her move to New Hampshire in the 90’s.

Kent Allyn is a fixture in the acoustic music scene in New England, playing often with Susie Burke and David Surette as well as Cosy Sheridan. Ed Scheer is the leader of The Love Dogs, a jump blues band from Boston. Greg Holt is known as one of Boston’s best bass players.

The concert begins at 4:00 PM and admission is $15.

The concert will take place in the historic Town Hall in Nelson, NH at 7 Nelson Common Road. For more information or to reserve a ticket call 827-3462 (cell: 603-313-1703) or email Julie at snowsongs@hotmail.com.

 Posted by on October 4, 2016 at 5:23 pm