"Music My Mother Would Not Like"
The Series features 4 nationally & internationally touring seasoned artists each week; all with Zoom experience. Each artist will play for 20 minutes. The artists receive an even share of the donations. This is not an "in the round format". Registration is required for EACH concert.
Tuesday, December 8TH, 8 - 10 PM ET.
Mary Courtney grew up in a musical family in the parish of Castlegregory, near the sea in County Kerry, a likely beginning for this remarkable singer and guitarist. Whether accompanying herself, or holding the rhythm line with her trad band, Morning Star, she is a consummate musician. Her music is an engaging collaboration of traditional Irish music and a progressive social conscience born of a political education in the United States. Her bodhrán (Irish hand-held drum) playing offers another dimension to her exceptional performance. Courtney has used her music to spread Irish culture and to educate her audience about the struggles of the Irish people. From rock ‘n’ roll to the ethereal strains of some ancient Celtic bard, Mary can sing anything, and sing it unforgettably.
photo credit: Jimmy Kelly
Jefferson Hamer is a songwriter and guitarist based in Brooklyn, NY. His many collaborations demonstrate a diversity of influences, including electric American Roots (Session Americana), English Folk ('Child Ballads', with Anais Mitchell), and traditional Irish music ('Murphy Beds', with Eamon O'Leary). In 2018 he released a LP of his own songs titled 'Alameda'. His most recent release is a collaboration with Nashville musicians Kristin Andreassen, Lauren Balthrop, and Lawson White, called 'JKLoL'.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Shawna Caspi performs solo, but there's a whole band under her fingertips. A mighty singer, a story sculptor, and a truth teller, she has toured across Canada and the USA and believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument. She is currently working on a new album, slated for release in 2021.
Award Winning songwriter Dan Weber is a natural storyteller and engaging performer. He won the prestigious 2019 Woody Guthrie songwriting competition and is a rare 3 time finalist in the legendary Kerrville 'New Folk' contest. A former Park Ranger, his songs have been described as “Reminiscent of early John Prine” and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said “I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories.”
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