Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs, NY
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Tonight, as people across the country cast votes in what is perhaps the most factious election of our lifetimes, we bring you traditional mountain tunes, tales and ballads as a reminder that our human story is a long one--we've endured countless upheavals and kept on singing.
Still in their 20s, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musicians. They are leading a revival of the lost art of "crankies," handcrafted scrolling picture shows made of sewn fabric or cut paper. Bringing traditional songs to life with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle, and voices in close harmony, they invite audiences to get close to their intimate and breathtaking multi-media shows. "We believe in the power of stories-- from family jokes to ancient ballads. What keeps us going is this process of exploring how the old stories are still magical, after all these years."
Anna & Elizabeth have performed at the Atlanta Museum of Modern Art; folk festivals in Brooklyn, the Yukon, Chicago, Maine, and Uzbekistan; residencies at universities; summer traditional music schools; and small theaters and folk clubs across the U.S. and U.K. Their second album, which features legendary folk singer Alice Gerrard, was released in 2015 and was featured on the Huffington Post, No Depression, and NPRs Tiny Desk Concert series. Tonight they'll share their newest work, inspired by ballad singers of the 1930s and 1940s in Vermont and Virginiathe states where they grew up.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs
624 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866