Lauren Rioux fiddles from the heart with soul and joy. This, in combination with her warm tone, elegantly expressive phrasing and playful style, leads her to create music that artfully explores themes of both heartache and hope. With her debut album, All the Brighter, Lauren presents a beautiful collection of melodies that embrace and celebrate the richness of life. Rooted in the old-time tradition, and drawing inspiration from a wide swath of musicians, from Sam Cooke to Hillary Hahn, her music is at once timeless and fresh.
Look to the north – the musician’s favourite singer-songwriter is coming. He has a voice of a peculiar angel, soft as a kiss, that has the ability to warm the coldest of hearts. He is Teitur (Tie-tor) Lassen, a man from the Faroe Islands who turns music into magic beautifully and effortlessly.
Rose Cousins finds insight in solitude and strength in numbers. Supported by a thriving Halifax music scene and welcomed by an equally vibrant Boston community, her new album We Have Made A Spark was made in the spirit of community and collaboration. We Have Made A Spark follows Cousins’ two multi-award-winning albums The Send Off (2009) produced by Luke Doucet and If You Were For Me (2006) produced by CBC in Halifax. Yet another collection of stunning songs by Rose Cousins, her third album braves weighty topics.
notloB Folk Concerts present Katie McNally & Eric McDonald
notloB Folk Concerts is pleased to welcome back two alumni, Eric McDonald (who on 11/2/07 opened for and so impressed the Rowan Brothers they invited him to sit in for most of their set) & Katie McNally, who initiated notloB's series at the Jackson Homestead (5/16/09).
Shirley Lewis, Boston's First Lady of the Blues, has been thrilling audiences for decades. The joy and enthusiasm she feels while performing are obvious, and the fun she has while onstage quickly spreads throughout the audience making each and every show a very special event. Don't miss this one!!