Chesham Arts Presents
December 5, 2010, Sunday afternoon
At the Chesham Church in Chesham (Harrisville)
(1 mile off of route 101 on Chesham Rd.)
Tickets $18 in advance/$20 day of concert
ages 10 and under free
For more information and to reserve seats in advance call or email
603-827-2905 or cheshamArts@gmail.com
Limited seating in this small church so purchase early.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid has honed his craft over the last 35 years in countless clubs, festivals, street corners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the nation. He has been called a “giant of the steel strings” and “one of the true treasures of American acoustic music.” He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. His 22 recordings on Woodpecker Records showcase his mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music, from hip folk to slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, ragtime, and even classical.
“…one of the true treasures of American acoustic music .” ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE
“Reid is truly a giant of the steel strings…wonderful twists of originality and emotional depth… a wealth of techniques and ideas.” GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE.
Respectful of tradition but throwing genre to the wind, Joyce Anderson glides effortlessly between traditional & contemporary songs and fiddle tunes, from foot stompers to sultry torch songs. Her seven critically acclaimed CDs (Four with folk luminary Harvey Reid) and her live performance reveal her depth as a American roots musician and highlight her versatility as a singer, songwriter, interpreter and powerful instrumentalist. After a decade as a “side-gal” fiddler playing in country bands (out of Nashville) as well as swing, bluegrass and Celtic groups and playing a dizzying number of studio sessions, Joyce Andersen moved swiftly to center stage as a solo artist. Her recordings shine the spotlight on her guitar, her sophisticated songwriting, her haunting and unique voice, and her powerful fiddling. Her clear and powerful vocal/fiddle duets are a sound that is all her own.
Sing Out! magazine says her CDs “…places her right up there with any of the songwriters out there performing their songs today.”
The Boston Globe says “That neo-traditional current is starting to be felt among the ranks of New England songwriters…among the hottest…New Hampshire fiddler-singer Joyce Andersen.”