8 March 2019
special guest: Alice Howe
Antje Duvekot, one of Boston’s top singer-songwriters, appears at the me&thee on Friday, March 8. She’s won multiple songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act. Her songs soar and simmer, all the while inviting the listener into a world we all identify as ours. ¶ Special guest Alice Howe opens the show at 8:00 p.m.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm
Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as a top-notch musician with a discography that includes many stellar songs. Her latest album, Toward the Thunder, is perhaps her most personal album to date; the songs focus on courage and resilience. It includes an array of musical talent like Shawn Mullins, Anais Mitchell, Liz Longley and Richard Shindell. Antje’s backlist albums contain many memorable songs that have captured the attention of National Public Radio and been included on the Top 10 album picks of the year by the Boston Globe.
“Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. 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,” reports a Boston Globe music critic. She has toured extensively across the United States and Europe and has played some of the top festivals like Newport Folk, Kerrville, Philadelphia as well as the Celtic Connection Festival in Scotland and the Donder Festival in Denmark.
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With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston’s Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal.” (Americana UK). In 2017 her EP You’ve Been Away So Long debuted on the Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song, “Homeland Blues,” and #7 album for the year. A 2018 NewSong Music Songwriting Competition finalist, Alice was a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, NERFA Formal Showcase Artist and WFMT Folkstage featured performer. She has completed her forthcoming full-length album, Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), and will be touring the new album throughout 2019.
Photo by Lauren Desberg
- Antje Duvekot’s provocative, dark-eyed ballads are becoming the talk of the folk world. Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Boston Globe
- Antje is obviously one of the brightest stars on the American folk scene, and to speak of her in the company of Patty Griffin and Dar Williams is entirely justified. Fish Records, UK
- This is a brilliant, brilliant album. I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin. Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone
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- [Alice Howe is] up there with the very best of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gretchen Peters and Dar Williams Folking.com
- . . . I could listen to her sing for hours. Her voice is beautiful as a bell, classic in that Joan Baez way, transporting, wistful . . . her vocal mastery and musicality are beyond her young years and her songs stay in my head for days. Antje Duvekot
- How can a singer-songwriter have a voice like a broken angel’s bell and write songs that could be a week or a hundred years old all at once? Alice Howe, that’s how. Vance Gilbert