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Priscilla Herdman
The Sounding Board Coffeehouse
West Hartford, CT
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Priscilla Herdman
From her stunning debut, The Water Lily (1977), through all her varied recordings over the years, Priscilla Herdman has established herself as an insightful songfinder and a singer of uncommon range, depth and clarity. The Road Home may be Priscilla's best work to date. The gentle power of her voice, the uncluttered arrangements and the timeliness of the songs themselves make the album a true pleasure to listen to. The combination of Priscilla's beautiful voice and careful choice of meaningful songs, make The Road Home an album of striking elegance.

The Road Home is Priscilla Herdman's first solo project in five years, and well worth the wait. With this recording, Priscilla brings her devoted fans and new listeners on the scenic route back to the place we all hold dear. Produced by her long-time friends and collaborators Anne Hills and Scott Petito, The Road Home is a collection of diverse journey songs by some of today's finest writers including Eliza Gilkyson, Anne Hills, Julie Gold, Linda Thompson and the late Dave Carter. This is Priscilla's twelfth recording project and she is accompanied by guitarists Artie Traum and Al Petteway as well as multi-instrumentalist Petito. The songs subjects range from the dispossessed ("Exile" by Hills) and distressed ("Kisingani" by Norwegian songwriter Henning Kvitnes) to the poignant closer ("Here" by Neal Hagburg). In each of the album's compositions, Priscilla finds the heart of the song and communicates with the strength and ease honed by 25 years at her profession. While traversing a wide range of human experience, she chooses songs of humanistic vision and caring, leaving her audience enriched.

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The Sounding Board Coffeehouse (View)
433 Fern Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
United States


Categories

Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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