10 November 2017
Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl
Julie Dougherty & Woody Woodward open
On Friday, November 10, the me&thee presents two of the most beloved artists to play on its stage: Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl. “Marblehead Morning” is one of the most exquisite songs of all time and it’s impossible to imagine anyone but them singing this song. ¶ North Shore locals Julie Dougherty and Woody Woodward open the show.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
In the 70’s the Boston Globe dubbed them the “darlings of the folk scene.” They recorded two albums together and garnered national attention with Mason’s original song, “Marblehead Morning.” Mason went on to become an award-winning composer for multiple movies including The Secret of Roan Inish and Lone Star. Jeanie continued performing as a featured vocalist on videos for Masterpiece Theater, for films and as a solo recording artist on the Daring Records label. Their latest album, 40, celebrates 40 years of musical collaboration. The CD reflects their interest in a broad range of styles, from classic songs of the 30’s and 40’s to contemporary folk and country and original tunes. Daring and Stahl are also part of the Passim All Stars, which includes Bill Staines, Bill Novick and Guy Van Duser and Stuart Schulman.
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Julie Dougherty and Woody Woodward have been musical mainstays on the North Shore. They play on a regular basis at many clubs and restaurants in the area and help maintain an open mic community in which they encourage and support musicians who have a desire to play before supportive audiences. Julie started singing in coffeehouses in the mid-sixties and she’s traveled the country singing Irish music, original folk-rock music, country-rock and original songs. She’s also recorded several albums to great reviews.
- Talk about a long hiatus! Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl were folk luminaries back in the ’70s, opening ears with their classic song Marblehead Morning. Then they took a long break — Mason to compose music for films, Jeanie to perform for PBS and start a museum-planning business — but 35 years later they have reunited and recaptured their youth with a sterling new album. It is a beautiful work of art, featuring five original songs rich in wisdom, experience and graceful harmony vocals, along with festive covers from Bob Wills’ San Antonio Rose to Roger Miller’s King of the Road. There remains a magic to their collaboration and they’re augmented by an A-team or Boston all-stars . . . it’s great to see Mason and Jeanine making such sweet music together once again. Steve Morse, Boston Globe
- Mason and Jeanie still sound great together. . . . There is a timelessness to the songs. . . Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches