Woods Hole Public Library
Saturday, August 22, 7:30pm. Elijah Wald and Sandine Sheon
Musician, writer, and acclaimed music critic Elijah Wald, who has long-time connections to Woods Hole, will perform music, and talk about his latest book, Dylan Goes Electric! (Newport, Seeger, Dylan and the Night That Split the Sixties.) In the book, Wald explores the cultural, political, and historical context of this “seminal event that embodies the transformative decade that was the sixties.”
After a brief intermission, Wald and his wife, Sandrine Sheon, will perform together, he on guitar and vocals, she on clarinet, offering “an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, country, ragtime, folk, and the occasional Swahili oldie.”
Copies of Mr. Wald’s Dylan book will be available for purchase.
Tickets: $25 available online, at the Library, the Bank of Woods Hole, Eight Cousins and at the door. Doors will open at 7 pm.
Sunday, September 27, 4pm. Cold Chocolate
Cold Chocolate is creating an exciting and unique new sound in the world of Americana: fusing bluegrass and roots with a dash of funk. With original tunes and technical prowess, this four-piece band from Boston is rocking audiences with guitar, banjo, upright bass, drums, and four-part harmony. Guitarist/songwriter Ethan Robbins began his bluegrass career at Oberlin College where he met upright bassist Kirsten Lamb and began to explore how this hard-driving fast-paced genre could be stretched. Now joined by the funk-inflected banjo of James McIver and the loose-wristed Ariel Bernstein on drums, Cold Chocolate has established itself as a force in the Americana genre.
Saturday, October 24, 7pm.
The New Geostrophic String Quartet returns by popular demand! Bill and Evie have passed on the reins to Matthew Liebendorfer, violin and David Hobbie, violin/viola. New members will be introduced.
Saturday, June 11,7:30 pm. HungryTown
Folk duo Hungrytown, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly–Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar. Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement. Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Sings! (1999) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians.
“In addition to their superb performances (she has an attractive pure voiced alto, he’s an accomplished multi-instrumentalist) and the fluidity of their melodies, is that they pull off the trick of sounding both like traditional English folkies and old school Appalachians, often at the same time.” -NetRhythms (UK)
Winter, TBA: Stay tuned – More great music in the works!