May 122012
 

Deb’s House Concerts
presents
The Boston-based Celtic Americana band Annalivia

www.annaliviamusic.com

Saturday, May 26 at 7:30
Potluck supper at 6:30
$15
Click Ticketstage to purchase tickets with a credit card.
Call 603-827-2905 or email deb@pfmsconcerts.org for directions and more information.
Reservations a must.

Annalivia grew out of the potent Boston and New England acoustic music scene. Annalivia is unique in that the band members all have strong backgrounds in both American and Celtic traditional styles, and they all contribute their own original material as well– instrumentals played on twin fiddles, guitar and mandolin, and songs written by lead singer Liz Simmons and guitarist Flynn Cohen. The members of Annalivia are all virtuosic on their instruments and have long histories in traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, English, Norwegian and Old Time. They are seasoned musicians and have toured with many of the greats of the Celtic and Americana musical world, including Cathie Ryan, John Whelan, Aoife Clancy, Hanneke Cassel, Ruth Moody, and Adrienne Young.
Liz Simmons, a New Hampshire native, conceived the band four years ago with Flynn Cohen, who was residing in Boston at the time, and later they invited Emerald Rae of Gloucester, MA and Mariel Vandersteel, originally of California, to join the band. Currently, Simmons and Cohen reside in Gloucester as well. Cohen spends his time teaching in the music department at Keene State College, and touring with John Whelan and The Deadstring Ensemble. Simmons tours with John Whelan and Long Time Courting, and her singing will be featured in the soon-to-be-released film ‘Time and Charges’, written and directed by Grammy and Emmy award winner and NH resident Ernest Thompson. Rae stays busy teaching Irish and Cape Breton dance styles, and is an active member of the Cape Breton music scene in Boston. Vandersteel travels the globe with Laura Cortese’s acoustic project and Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, and recently released her first solo album. The band and its members stay very busy, however Annalivia is seeing even more activity these days– currently they are cutting a new CD which they plan to release in early summer with many release dates to follow, and they are planning a tour in Europe for 2013.

“A house concert is a unique way to experience a live performance ‘up close and personal’, and this one will be no different. Deb’s house will surely be a cozy medium for the robust fiddle tones, pure vocals, and driving guitar and mandolin that are Annalivia.” Liz Simmons
For more information visit www.acousticmusic.com/chesham

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