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NOBLE DUST with very special guests EMERALD RAE and AURORA BIRCH
Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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NOBLE DUST with very special guests EMERALD RAE and AURORA BIRCH
Thursday 12/28
and special guests
$7 advance and $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2035670676719731/

Lizard Lounge is pleased to present the dynamic, lyrically-driven progressive folk pop of one of our favorite bands, NOBLE DUST. Joining the show tonight will be the elegant and earthy fiddling of EMERALD RAE and the beautiful folk-rock of Aurora Birch.

Noble Dust - A motley collection of reformed band geeks, Noble Dust fills rooms big and small with their dynamic, lyrically-driven progressive folk pop. Their thoughtfully-crafted backdrops, ethereal vocal harmonies, and intricate horn melodies culminate to create a sound that is at the same time otherworldly and familiar. They have shared the stage with Dietrich Strause & Zachariah Hickman, Session Americana, Adam Ezra, Upstate Rubdown, and The Novel Ideas. The group received an Iguana Music Grant from Club Passim to record their first full length album, due out in late 2017.

Emerald Rae
her fiddling is spot-on yet elegantly earthy
-Boston Globe
There are a lot of new sounds on the debut album, If Only I Could Fly, from Boston roots musician Emerald Rae. The first sound you hear is the deep buzzing drones of the ancient medieval Welsh fiddle the crwth (pronounced krooth). An unusual instrument playing by only a small number of people today, Emerald came upon the instrument during her studies of early Scottish traditional music. Another new sound found on the album is Emeralds active blending of new world Americana with old word Celtic influences. This starts with the drones of the crwth, which helped her bring her music full circle back home to Americas Southern mountains. This could be a new iteration of the old path that brought Scots-Irish music to Appalachia in the first place, or it could be that some trace of that path still remains, inspiring young musicians even today. If Only I Could Fly also introduces a new identity for this young artist whos known as a masterful fiddler  singer/songwriter. On this album, Emerald Rae debuts her singing and songwriting, with original songs like the rough-and-tumble Sweet Arrest and the percussive, fiddle-driven Summer Time Will Come. The new album is a big identity shift for Emerald, but she feels its liberating. Its a chance for her to bring her eclectic tastes in other music into her traditional background. Her inspiration for the creation of this album included such wide-ranging artists as Scottish singer Karine Polwart, Americana master Gillian Welch and even early Willie Nelson!

Aurora Birch
Aurora Birch makes music in Boston, MA. An incorrigible tinkerer, Aurora wears many hats in her music: songwriter, producer, arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and performer, most notably. The result, as evinced by her debut record, Brightness, is cathartically bewitching and contemplative folk-rock, gracefully bridging genre divides to inhabit an ethereal space of dreamy curiosity. Aurora performs frequently around Boston, and was a recipient of the Iguana Grant to assist in the recording of her debut.


Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Music > Americana
Music > Experimental
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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