VANCE GILBERT / Louise Mosrie - Sunday December 2 - mActivity Coffee Shop, New Haven
East Rock Concert Series - An Evening with VANCE GILBERT / LOUISE MOSRIE
Sunday December 2, 2018 - mActivity, 285 Nicoll St. New Haven
Tickets $20. Adv. $25. Door
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mics. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert's stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently hes the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.
Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated childrens album. How rounded is that?
Like all great artists, Vance truly happens live. In fact he developed his reputation with his jawdropping, diverse, funny, devastating, and gorgeous live performances. Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, the late George Carlin have all requested Vance to be added to their bills.
+ Louise Mosrie http://www.louisemosrie.com
Singer-Songwriter, Louise Mosrie, grew up outside Nashville, TN and got her start by taking top honors at the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting contest and then went on to win or place at several other festival competitions including Telluride Bluegrass, Rocky Mtn. Folks Fest and Falcon Ridge Folk Fest.
Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year. Rich Warren, WFMT-FM, The Midnight Special, Chicago
Louise Mosrie - Folk/Americana - songwriter/singer
2016 SolarFest Performing Songwriter Winner
2014 Folk Alliance International Official Showcase Artist
2012 Rocky Mtn. Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase Finalist
2011 Falcon Ridge "Voted Most Wanted to Return" Emerging Artist
2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour
2010 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Winner
2009 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Winner
Whatever you do in life...think higher and feel deeper. -Elie Wiesel
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285 Nicoll Street
New Haven, CT 06511