31 March 2017
special guest: Antje Duvekot
Martyn Joseph gives himself over to the music and to the audience like very few performing artists. Totally inspirational. Antje is a me&thee favorite; her songs are provocative and personal and her tender and vulnerable voicing makes them all that much more riveting.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
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Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston’s top singer-songwriters. As the Boston Globe reports: “Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community.”
Antje has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious Kerrville “Best New Folk Award” and in one of the national’s top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act.”
The release of Toward the Thunder, Antje’s fourth studio release, has been much anticipated. The album centers around themes of courage and striving for something better. It features an impressive cast of folk royalty from Shawn Mullins to Anais Mitchell, Liz Longley, John Gorka, Martyn Joseph to Kris Delmhorst and Richard Shindell. In addition to nine new Duvekot originals and the traditional tune “The Parting Glass,” the album includes a Dar Williams cover, “The Light and the Sea.”
- On Martyn Joseph:
- Stunning, heartfelt music“ Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
- Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocative…from subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO
- Heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines
- One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today…tough and passionate“ Tom Robinson BBC 6 music
- One of acoustic music’s most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine
- A profound experience The Boston Globe
- Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility Time Out
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- Antje Duvekot’s provocative, dark-eyed ballads are becoming the talk of the folk world. Boston Globe
- Duvekot is unique: a disarming, talented performer and a songwriter with awesome range and a poet’s command of language. Minor Seventh
- There’s a youthful innocence in her voice that is immediately disarming and easy to enjoy. Daily Local News
- What a blessing to have worked with someone as talented as Antje. With a voice like hers, and songs as good as these, a producer (especially a first-time producer!) just tries to get out of the way, to do no harm, and to let the artist speak for herself. Richard Shindell