HANNAH FAIR, IAN FITZGERALD, and JONAH TOLCHIN at SANDYWOODS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013 - HANNAH FAIR, IAN FITZGERALD, and JONAH TOLCHIN
7 pm, doors open 6:30 pm
BYOB & food allowed
$10 advance and at the door
Hannah Fair's eclectic musical stylings and heartfelt lyrics bring her songs and stories to life. Like a misty vapor that mysteriously forms and hangs over clear, still water in the morning, Hannah's lyrics linger hauntingly in the mind while the sounds hover as gently in the air as a warm sea breeze long after the song is finished. Her music takes you to a new level of the experiences of youth - first love and first kiss, aching passion, heartache, and the need to leave the recognition of the familiar and experience new places and people. The music of this acoustic singer/songwriter is unpolished yet fresh, raw, earthy, and organic, shifting and changing as nature itself, prompting one blogger to write that "the songs are delivered with a confident, relaxed style that often gives them an immediacy that feels like she's writing the lyrics as she is singing them."
Hannah will bring you into the New England world she lives in, from the rolling hills and railroad tracks along the Blue Trail in Connecticut in "Fit Me," to life on the water and the Rhode Island coastline in "Dave," to the deep woods, lakes, and cold winters of Maine in her video, "Lonesome for You." Eric Lichter of Dirt Floor Studios, upon first hearing Hannah , said "at the age of 16 this girl's songs and musicianship astonish me."
Ian Fitzgerald is perhaps technically a singer-songwriter, but he prefers the term 'folk singer,' as it more accurately describes the tradition in which Ian's music is rooted. From early 20th century field recordings through Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, and hundreds of artists in between, Ian has been influenced by one of the sturdiest strains of American music.
Ian has been performing since 2004, and his schedule just keeps getting busier. He has performed at venues throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada, including the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's Emerging Artist Showcase; Club Passim's Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival; the Word X Word Festival; the In The Dead of Winter Festival; and the New England Americana Festival, among many others. In 2009, his song "Lillian" won the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and earned Ian a performance spot at the festival.
Since April of 2012, Ian has often been joined in live performance by harmony vocalist Courtney Gallagher. In addition to developing harmony parts for a slew of Ian's newest works, Courtney has added her voice to a number of Ian's older songs.
Ian and Courtney perform at coffeehouses, clubs, concert halls and venues of all kinds both as openers and headliners. They can be heard together on Ian's new record, released in 2013.
Jonah Tolchin mesmerizes audiences with his impeccable musicianship, deep resonant voice, foot-stomping rhythms, and lyrical original songs. At age fourteen he fell in love with traditional blues and began playing guitar and harmonica. At fifteen he appeared at Tupelo Music Hall in New Hampshire with blues legend Ronnie Earl, and at twenty he played at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.
Jonah has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and has a deep passion for the road. His rendition of "State Trooper" for the recent Springsteen tribute album "Long Distance Salvation" has received high praise from producer Scott Pingeton, who called it "one of the biggest surprises and one of the highlights of the album."
Reviewer Garland Harwood recently wrote, "there are few folks south of 25 that can nail Americana, blues and folk with impeccable instrumentation and songwriting the way Tolchin can."
Jonah's March 2012 release "Criminal Man" has been played throughout the US and Europe and made it to both the Roots Radio Americana and Euro Americana Charts. The album combines the sounds of folk, blues, bluegrass, and Americana music in ten original songs (and one cover by Blaze Foley) dedicated to social change. He is joined on this album by Joe Fletcher, musicians from The Low Anthem, Brown Bird, and others.
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