Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and Clara Junken
"Sorcha displays some serious bravadoimpressive rangeshe travels all over the musical spectrum and unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes." Sam Pfeifle, Portland PhoenixSorcha's voice captures the blues, jazz, country and soul influences in her songs, while holding down guitar and banjo accompaniment. Known for her moving live performances, this Portland, Maine singer-songwriter tours throughout New England and beyond. Her music has been featured in various multi-genre collaborations - independent film, children's music and literacy program, big band performance, and she was selected as a 2012 Emerging Artist, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Her third album is slated for a 2015 release.
Clara Junken's voice exudes a tenderness as well as strength. It is honest, dynamic, and beautifully wrenching. Her original songs incorporate finger picking, rhythmic unconventional chords and crunchy lead lines. Her lyrics are easy to connect to, intelligent, and cultivate depth. She was raised in Portland but went on to earn a Bachelors in Theater studies from Emerson College in Boston. She then moved to New Orleans for six years and continued with music. Some of her many influences include blues artists like Big Mama Thorton and Elmore James, classic rock legends Led Zepplin and Hendrix, folk idols Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, and such jazz gurus as Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Frisell and Miles. She has played in many projects and is happy to call Portland home again. All tickets sales are final. No refunds will be given.
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011