2019 Listening Room Season

Friday, January 18th at 7:30 pm

Martin Sexton

Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm

The Wildwoods

Friday, March 1st at 7:30 pm

FREDDY & FRANCINE

Friday, April 12th at 7:30 pm

Jessica Paige

Saturday, May 25th at 7:30 pm

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Friday, June 21 at 7:30 pm

MAX HATT / EDDA GLASS

Opening show: Roger Landes, Robin Harrell

Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 pm

FY5

 

Friday, September 27th at 7:30 pm

MARK ERELLI

New England-based multi-instrumentalist Mark Erelli wears many hats–singer, songwriter, sideman, producer–but approaches each of these varied roles with a belief in the transformative power of paying attention. Bearing witness to small details and fleeting moments is what dignifies our everyday stories, rendering the mundane profound. This principle governs Erelli’s approach to his craft, and is uniquely evident on his latest release, Mixtape, which features revelatory reinterpretations of songs by the Grateful Dead, Neko Case, Roy Orbison and others.

Erelli’s two decade career highlights include 11 solo albums, stints accompanying Josh Ritter, Paula Cole and Anais Mitchell, and a pair of records he produced for GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lori McKenna. Ever since Billboard magazine heralded the “simple, atmospheric grace” of his Signature Sounds debut, Erelli’s belief in the sacredness of an examined life has driven him between the ostensible extremes of lullabies and murder ballads, western swing and protest anthems. It has propelled him from the hallowed stages of the Newport Folk Festival, Grand Ole Opry and Royal Albert Hall, and beckoned him back home, to better nurture his 16-year marriage and be a father to his two young boys.

Whether he’s holding a pen or a Telecaster, Erelli’s music welcomes even the casual listener, but those who choose to dig more deeply are richly rewarded. Perhaps that is what Folk Alley hears in Erelli’s songs, when it encourages people to “listen close; there’s sure to be something in there to break your heart a split second before it leads you straight to grace.”

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PURCHASE TICKETS

Past shows:

January 13 2018 – Jackie Allen

February 18 2018- The Mammals

March 9 & 10 2018 –  Darrell Scott

April 6 2018 – Melodime

April 20 2018 – Sweet Talk Radio

May 4 2018 – Korby Lenker

June 10 2018 – Zoe Lewis & the Rubber Band

August 3 2018 – The Railsplitters

September 14 2018 – The Honey Dewdrops

September 30 2018 – The Steel Wheels

November 16 2018 – The Talbott Brothers

December 7 2018 – Kevin Cott & The Ghost Chorus