Songwriters in the Round
Lisa Redfern brings three talented Maine songwriters to perform in an intimate, unplugged setting in Frontier's theatre for an evening of compelling songs and stories. For this season premiere, Lisa invites Matt Newberg, Amy Kucharik, and Ryan Halliburton to join her.
Lisa is an award-winning singer-songwriter who just released her 10th solo recording (8th CD). This newest, "Once in a While", swings with 12 of Lisa's favorite jazz standards, accompanied by 6 piece jazz band. Lisa blends her roots in all forms of Americana and Roots music to create something unmistakably her own. For over 25 years, Lisa has brought joy and comfort to listeners of all ages. Livingston Taylor said of Lisa (after she opened for him), "Wow, I haven't heard a voice like yours in 30 years. You sound like the original women of folk." To order cds go to www.lisaredfern.com
Ocean salted rocks, tall fields, old barns and rural roads are the stuff Matt Newberg is born of. With this foundation he has crafted songs for over twenty years. Elements of the earth, life's characters and the human experience find themselves on stage, telling stories of both fact and fiction. A consummate performer, who has shared the stage with the likes of John Hiatt and Greg Brown. www.mattnewberg.com
Boston singer/songwriter Amy Kucharik applies the sweet, innocent tones of her ukulele to the dark humor of her wit. This "uke noir" gets rendered into a distinct vintage style of old time dixieland blended with bluesy folk. In July she released her debut album "Cunning Folk" containing 10 of her originals arranged for a diversely instrumented band. One reviewer called the songs "clever, fun and intelligent" while another said they "lyrically betray her background as a poet without being snooty about it." Amy plays with words as she does with notes to find the smile amidst tales of love lost and found.
Ryan Halliburton has been writing, recording and performing since 1996, and has shared stages with Churchill, Glen Philips, The Taylor Hicks Band, Willy Porter, The Brothers Creeggan, Susan Tedeschi, Jeremiah Freed, and Rustic Overtones, among many others. He is currently performing and recording with The Grumps, The Blues Mafia, The Still and Lisa Donnelly.
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