8 September 2017
Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20
The Lilith Fair was a groundbreaking all-women’s music festival that toured the world 20 years ago. A talented quartet of female singer-songwriters carry the torch sparked by the revolutionary 1997–1999 tour, joining forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries (Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Chapman and many more) plus original songs inspired by the spirit of Lilith Fair. For this special performance these musicians are calling the show Steady On: Lilith Fair at 20.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk music luminary Loudon Wainwright III, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music, while media has praised her as “. . . one of those singers whose performance is a force of nature.” (Sing Out Magazine)
Lara Herscovitch is an “extraordinarily talented” singer-songwriter and former Connecticut State Troubadour, blending modern folk with blues, jazz, and pop influences into marvelous, inventive and thought-provoking songs. “A rising talent who is truly someone to watch for” (Acoustic Live in NYC), she has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and tours from Maine to Miami. Her sound has been described as “pure musical poetry” by The Hartford Courier.
New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Sharon Goldman captivates audiences whether she is fingerpicking her acoustic guitar, gently tinkling the piano keys, or showing off her “beautiful voice and compelling stage presence” (Joe Jencks, Brother Sun). Honored as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and NERFA Boston Showcase artist, her latest album release, Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice) is a bold, unique song journey that has been called “an extraordinary effort” (Wanda Fischer, WAMC).
The winner of the 2016 CT Folk Songwriting Competition and a 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, Beacon-NY-based Amy Soucy is well known for her vocal talents (“as comforting as a walk in the autumn woods” (Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere) and her timeless, poetic songwriting. Amy has a lifetime of varied singing experiences (choral, musical theater, even opera) and has performed, recorded, written and harmonized with a wide range of musical artists.
- Sharon Goldman
Sharon has a beautiful voice and a compelling stage presence. Her music is powerful and heartening. It connects us to our humanity and transcends cultural specifics, inviting us into universal truths. Joe Jencks, Brother Sun
- Lara Herscovitch
It’s rare to come across poets able to inject such an achingly human and knowing warmth into their work. . . It’s obvious that this musician-composer has hit her stride, that her star’s still rising. Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
- Amy Soucy
Amy’s voice is as comforting as a walk in the autumn woods. Her new CD, This River is a graceful dance with a lovely partner! Just gorgeous! Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere, WMSC
- Sloan Wainwright
. . . Sloan Wainwright, whose regal voice could fell a redwood The Boston Globe