Mare Wakefield & Nomad Concert at the Orcas Grange
Mare Wakefield and Nomad, were 2016 and 2015 Kerrville NewFolk finalists and 2015 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists.
Versatility and travel-scapes are evident in their music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and Amsterdam canals. Journeys go inward too, exploring hope, heartbreak and barroom brawls. Story and song are woven together by Mares intimate delivery and Nomads exquisite piano and accordion.
Daddy was a seeker, says Mare Wakefield. Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long stretch of highway.
Born with wanderlust in her DNA, Mare lived in eight different places before she was ten. It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast, she says. We picked up Wisconsin accents in two weeks. Eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.
For Turkish-born Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul Conservatory and continued with a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Nomads gift for musical arrangements includes a full arsenal of classical, folk and jazz chops.
Lovely vocals and even lovelier songs. Mare Wakefield and Nomad are a little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk a la Dar Williams or Patty Griffin. ~ New York Times
Cozy brilliance The merger of Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton. ~ Louisville Eccentric Observer
At times soft and soulful, at others riotous and rowdy Mare and Nomad serve up silliness, angst and twang all delivered with a delightful stage presence. ~ Americana Tonight, Nashville, TN
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Hosted by House Concerts and Such JoAn Mann and Mandy Troxel. For more info please check out our website: www.Houseconcertsandsuch.com
The Orcas Grange (View)
3252 Orcas Road
Eastsound , WA 98245
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