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MEETING ACROSS THE WATER
First Parish UU in Watertown
Watertown, MA
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Date
Sep 20, 2014 8:00 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM. Events are generally two 45 minute sets. Refreshments and Merchandise sales happen during intermission.



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Advance Online $15.00 ($16.52 w/service fee) Sales Ended
At Door: $20
 
Limited Tix Available at door. Come early, as this event sold out the last time they played for us!!


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MEETING ACROSS THE WATER
Meeting Across the Water

        Meeting Across the Water, performs heartfelt gospel music at the First Parish UU in Watertown on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The band is composed of four prominent musicians from the Boston area - Louise Grasmere, Fred Griffeth, Jonathan Singleton, and Eric Kilburn - who decided to get together to create memorable music that nourishes audience members on a deep level and provide sustenance beyond a night's entertainment.
      Meeting Across the Water explores gospel music from the 1850s to the present, including black gospel street tunes from the mid-1900s and post-World War II music, along with band members' original gospel tunes. The band's music springs from band members' deeply-held belief that African-American and white spiritual traditions can joyfully connect and share with each other.
"I've never heard of a band like this before," says singer-percussionist Fred Griffeth. "Who ever thought a gumbo of Black urban blues, R \& B, and soul blended with White rural folk and bluegrass could be this much fun? But Gospel is the thread that ties it all together." Band member Louise Grasmere adds, "The band sound is a blend of acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano and percussion with compelling lead vocals and multi-part harmonies."
        The four met while performing with Mystic Chorale, a well-known community-based choral group. "The original idea was sparked in November '08 after the Obama election when Fred got up and sang "This land is your land" at Carey Hall in Lexington," says band member Eric Kilburn. "Fred sang the first verse alone, and you could literally hear a pin drop as he sang. When he finished the first verse, the audience just swooned." After the concert, the four musicians decided to form a band to bring a deep, heartfelt musical experience to a wider audience.
        Don't miss this opportunity to experience what promises to be one of the jewels of the Boston music scene!


Meeting Across the Water is Louise Grasmere (vocals and percussion), Jonathan Singleton (vocals, keyboards), Eric Kilburn (vocals, guitar, mandolin), and Fred Griffeth (vocals).

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First Parish UU in Watertown (View)
35 Church St.
Watertown, MA 02472
United States


Categories

Music > Folk
Music > Gospel
Music > Jazz
Music > R&B

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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