Folksinger Sally Rogers, who first become known to Monadnock region audiences through her concerts at the Folkway, returns to Peterborough with her husband Howie Bursen, and frequent collaborator Jeff Davis, for a concert at the Mariposa Museum on Friday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Sally and Howie, whose harmonies will send shivers up your spine, have racked up a string of successes in song writing, studio recording, and crowd-pleasing displays of instrumental virtuosity. They have appeared on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion,” and have toured from coast to coast. Howie is known for his warm baritone voice, devilish sense of humor, inventive guitar arrangements and red-hot banjo wizardry. Sally is well known for her mesmerizing voice, brilliant songwriting, her dulcimer playing, and 15 solo recordings. Rounding out the trio is Jeff Davis, a masterful musician, who plays banjo, fiddle, mandocello, and more. A respected collector and interpreter of traditional music, Jeff has traveled to visit source singers who remembered the old songs and tunes, and to libraries and archives, looking for the best of the music that was once common in our towns and villages.
Together they will be playing ballads, old and new, songs written by Howie or Sally, songs from all sorts of places including North Carolina, Nova Scotia, the Upper Peninsula, the west of Ireland, unaccompanied vocals from East Sussex, England, the Georgia Sea Islands, and likely a few songs from New Hampshire, too. There will also be fiddle tunes from all over, fiddle-banjo duets, double banjo pieces and all manner of other things.
CDs will be available for sale at the event.
Admission: Adult $15 Member $10
The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.