Door 3:30pm, Show 4pm All Ages $20 at the door Bring some food/beverages!
Singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist Anne Heaton has amassed awards and praise from critics, fellow artists and fans with her songs that are by turns “tender, barbed and spiritual” (Washington Post). Her graceful, vulnerable, and sometimes humorous pop-folk songs have captured audience imaginations for over a decade.
Heaton studied at the University of Notre Dame, writing her senior thesis on Debussy’s piano works, and then enriched her musical training by studying composition and jazz vocals at The City College of New York. Always a fan of Peter Gabriel, the Indigo Girls, and Tori Amos, she also became fascinated by early American spirituals while living in New York, sang in a Harlem gospel choir and for the first time began writing her own songs.
In recent years, Heaton has toured nationally, played the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair (2010), and was a featured artist on the New York Times Music Podcast. Heaton has played numerous times on NPR and has shared the stage with some of her favorite artists including Sarah McLachlan and jazz drummer Max Roach. In 2012, she was invited to perform on The Cayamo Cruise as part of Winterbloom (featuring Antje Duvekot, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman) with artists such as Keb ‘Mo and The Civil Wars.
Known for the infectious energy of her live performances — “a natural performer [with] a rich, soaring voice” (Seattle Times) — Heaton has toured throughout the US since 2001 playing acoustic venues, outdoor theaters, rock clubs, and festivals. In 2005, she won Soul City Cafe, a national competition of live performances and online voting to choose Jewel’s opener for her West Coast Tour. In addition to Jewel’s tour, Heaton has toured as an opening act for Melissa Ferrick and HEM, as well as opened for/performed with Chris Trapper, Jill Sobule and Jonatha Brooke.
Heaton released her newest studio album Honeycomb on October 16, 2012. The epiphanic album is dynamically organized into two uplifting moods—euphoric and meditative—with the theme of impermanence uniting both. Overall, it’s wonderfully reminiscent of the days of vinyl, when Side A and Side B each had a distinct feel that, when played in succession, took the listener on an inner journey. Anne Heaton’s fourth album is the critically acclaimed artist’s most unique and affecting album to date.
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Friday, December 6th Edie Carey
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm
$20 at the door
Bring some food/beverages!
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable soulful voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on - and off - stage. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Edie's wry and often self-mocking humor makes audiences feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend.
Carey has been performing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the US, Canada and the UK since 1999. Her soon-to-be-released seventh album, "Bring The Sea," as well as her last two records, was funded entirely by her loyal and steadily growing legion of fans. Her new CD, produced by Evan Brubaker, features appearances by Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket), multi-instrumentalist Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls), and violist Eyvind Kang (Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson).
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Maine musical duo on 11/22 at 8pm for $12. This psychedelic folk band has a unique sound and way of expressing feeling through lyrics and music. This is an all ages event with potluck snacks and BYOB. Hope you can join us! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-329-7812 to reserve a seat!
Friday, November 22nd Arborea
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:00pm
$12 at the door
Arborea is a musical duo from Maine, formed in the summer of 2005 by Shanti Curran and Buck Curran. Since 2007 they've toured extensively throughout the US, UK, and Europe, released several full length albums including their latest Red Planet which made Rolling Stone 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011', Top Vinyl Pick in Mojo, Portland Phoenix Top Ten Albums of 2011, Uncut Magazine's Top 100 Albums of 2011, and Editors Top Pick in Guitar Player Magazine. Arborea has also curated two various artists compilations: 'We Are All One, In The Sun': A Tribute to Robbie Basho and 'Leaves of Life' to benefit the UN World Food Program. NPR's Bob Boilen, Host of All Songs Considered, recently described their music…”I discovered Arborea amid a sea of 1,300 songs that I heard in preparation for South by Southwest. The music stood out for its calm beauty, its rough edges, and the duo's ability to speak eloquently of life's precious moments, about the sea, and about wonder. I first heard the duo perform at St. David's Bethel Hall in Austin during this year's South by Southwest music festival. That gorgeous church was the best imaginable place to hear this music, short of a visit to the couple's cabin in the western mountains of Maine. It's always special to hear musicians play to the space they're in. The Currans are not only superb players, and Shanti Curran a lovely singer, but, as this Tiny Desk Concert indicates, they're equally good listeners — always in tune with their surroundings."
We have a passion for bringing independent folk music to the people, and supporting artists in their endeavors! We are incredibly fortunate to host talented artists in our living room. House Concerts are a unique way to hear music. Find out about upcoming and past shows in our tabs above, and be sure to check out our "What's a House Concert?" tab for more information about the experience. Come join us for a potluck and an intimate performance soon!