Carole King Songbook at the me and thee coffeehouse
On Friday, March 21, the me & thee presents the Carole King Songbook, a concert celebrating one of pop music's legendary singer-songwriters. The show features the next-generation of women singer-songwriters performing classic songs spanning Carole King's musical career from her early days as a Brill Building songwriter to the music from her classic '70s solo albums Tapestry, Music, and Wrap Around Joy. The performers include Brittany Ann, Natalie Acciani, Kat Quinn, Anna Dagmar, Allie Farris, and Meg Braun. In addition to delving deep into the Carole King songbook with songs such as "You're So Fine," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Up on the Roof," "It's Too Late," "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," and "You've Got a Friend," each artist will perform one of their own Carole King-inspired originals. Doors open at 7:30 PM for this 8:00 PM show. The me & thee coffeehouse is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead at 28 Mugford Street.
Anna Dagmar was three albums into a critically acclaimed songwriting career weaving together colorful jazz harmonies, inviting pop melodies and refined classical piano textures. Then she stepped into the folk community where she learned how to lift a personal story to a universal truth. Last summer, the NYC-based pianist, arranger and singer-songwriter released a new album, matched in music and narrative, Satellite. Recently, Dagmar was chosen as a Kerrville New Folk Finalist and Gold Prize Winner of the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest for the haunting Satellite track, "We Were Children." She has been favorably compared to Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Judy Collins, and Regina Spektor.
Natalie Acciani from Cherry Hill, NJ released her first CD, A Dangerous Thing in 2010. That album earned a three-star review from the Philadelphia Inquirer and has led to opening slots for country sensation Chris Young, indie rockers Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. She's currently touring in support of her latest release, the EP, I Can Dream.
When she isn't working at the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA, recent Temple University graduate Brittany Ann is performing at the most notable folk venues and festivals on the East Coast. Her debut CD, The Good in That, and her live performances have won over listeners with her trademark ethereal melodies, intricate finger-picking, and "wise beyond her years" lyrics. As one reviewer wrote, "Brittany Ann is an artist who is rooted in the folk tradition but not necessarily bound by it, a refreshing and enchanting new voice with much, much more on the horizon."
Singer/songwriter Kat Quinn came to New York a year ago, intent on making a life as a performing songwriter. Shortly after arriving, her shows began winning praise for her warm, sensitive vocals, easy-going charisma, and sharp, straight from the heart songwriting, with lyrics marked by a winning combination of poetry and plainspoken language. She was soon attracting the attention of the City's best musicians, including long time Carly Simon associate, guitarist/producer Peter Calo, who produced Quinn's debut EP, Exhale. One of Kat's highlights of 2013 was performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on a segment called "Battle of the Instant Songwriters."
Meg Braun is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter known for the depth of her songwriting, dynamic vocal style, and performances that have charmed audiences from California to Texas and throughout the Northeast. She released her second CD of original songs, Broken Places in 2011. In 2012, her women's songwriting group, known as the "Chicks with Dip", released Joni Mitchell's Blue: A 40th Anniversary Celebration. And in July of 2013, "Drunkard's Daughter," a song co-written with neo-traditional singer/songwriter Diana Jones was featured on Diana's new album Museum of Appalachia Recordings.
With her first piano lesson at the age of seven, Texas native, Allie Farris began her journey of creativity through music and the growing realization that this would be her life's work. Raised on a steady diet of classic rock, Allie fell in love with the songs of Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, and The Band. This great popular music of the '70s and '80s is the primary influence for the songs that she writes and performs today piano driven, melodically soaring, lyrically focused, and emotionally rich. Now based in Nashville, Allie's latest release, You Make Me Smile, was inspired by her brief time in Boston and the frustrations and longing associated with life in the big city.
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28 Mugford St
Marblehead, MA 01945
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