Friday, January 12, 2018 - 8:00 pm
A talented quartet of female singer-songwriters carry the torch sparked by the groundbreaking 1997-1999 Lilith Fair tour, joining forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries (Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Chapman and many more) plus original songs inspired by the spirit of Lilith Fair.
Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles pop, folk, jazz and blues held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a whos who of contemporary folk music, while media has praised her as "...one of those singers whose performance is a force of nature." -Sing Out Magazine www.sloanwainwright.com
Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer gem, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Former Connecticut State Troubadour, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best... good for your ears AND your soul.” All with a voice Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor.” www.laraherscovitch.com
NJ-based singer/songwriter Sharon Goldman whose intense, insightful and vivid storytelling and heartfelt, soulful performances have garnered critical acclaim. Honored as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and NERFA Boston Showcase artist, her latest album release, KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice) is a bold, unique song journey that has been called an extraordinary effort (Wanda Fischer, WAMC) and "brilliant" (Ron Olesko, WFDU) www.sharongoldmanmusic.com
The winner of the 2016 CT Folk Songwriting Competition and a 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, Beacon-NY-based Amy Soucy is well known for her vocal talents ("As comforting as a walk in the autumn woods" — Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere) and her timeless, poetic songwriting. Amy has a lifetime of varied singing experiences (choral, musical theater, even opera) and has performed, recorded, written and harmonized with a wide range of musical artists. www.amysoucymusic.com