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Vance Gilbert with The Young Novelists

  Vance Gilbert with The Young Novelists

Vance Gilbert, a singer-songwriter with jazz roots and an affinity for telling stories through acoustic folk music, burst onto the Boston scene at open mics in the early 1990s. This former multicultural arts teacher now has 12 albums to his name and a duo recording with Ellis Paul. He has opened for Aretha Franklin, Arlo […]

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John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer: UPDATE! VENUE CHANGE!

  John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer: UPDATE! VENUE CHANGE!

NOTE VENUE CHANGE: now held in DAVIDSON THEATRE, RIFFE CENTER! John Gorka has been writing songs and singing his truth since the 1970s, when he performed regularly at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He gravitated toward New York City and became involved with Jack Hardy’s Fast Folk circle, thus furthering his musical […]

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An Evening with Carrie Newcomer

  An Evening with Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer, 2019 recipient of the Shalem Institute Contemplative Voices Award, returns to the Six String Concerts stage for a full evening of music. Newcomer’s album “The Point of Arrival” (2019), about beginnings and endings, love and grief, and all the in-between parts of our diverse lives, adds to a growing body of work. The […]

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The Small Glories with Kim Taylor

  The Small Glories with Kim Taylor

The Small Glories, the glorious, powerhouse roots duo Cara Luft and JD Edwards, both veteran singer-songwriters, was born of a serendipitous encounter at Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre. Luft–a founding member of The Wailin’ Jennys–and Edwards trade strong vocal leads and soaring harmonies, driven by her virtuosic banjo and his solid guitar. Their energetic performance […]

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Susan Werner with Jesse Ruben

  Susan Werner with Jesse Ruben

Susan Werner melds insightful lyrics with bold instrumentation to entertain diverse audiences with her wit and talent. She confidently crosses genres and evokes the influence of Judy Collins, Thelonius Monk, Keb’ Mo’, and Sting, with powerful stage presence and good humor. The piano stylings of Professor Longhair and Dr. John are evident in her latest […]

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Glen Phillips with Ordinary Elephant

  Glen Phillips with Ordinary Elephant

Glen Phillips founded Toad The Wet Sprocket in high school and added to this success with an impressive solo career. An avid collaborator, Phillips has enjoyed a long-standing association Nickel Creek–which resulted in one of his many side projects, The Mutual Admiration Society–and has toured and recorded with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and with […]

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An Evening with Iris DeMent: UPDATE! VENUE CHANGE!

  An Evening with Iris DeMent: UPDATE! VENUE CHANGE!

NOTE VENUE CHANGE: KING ARTS COMPLEX! Iris DeMent released her first album, “Infamous Angel”, to enthusiastic acclaim in 1992, and since then she has explored age-old themes through poignant songs founded on country, gospel, and folk. Recognized through multiple Grammy nominations, DeMent has collaborated with John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris. In her sixth […]

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