October 14th, 2017 at 8pm
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
Pure musical poetry (The Courier), Herscovitch is an extraordinarily talented (smother.net) singer-songwriter and former Connecticut State Troubadour, blending modern folk with blues, jazz, and pop influences into marvelous, inventive and thought-provoking songs (NJ.com). A rising talent who is truly someone to watch for (Acoustic Live in NYC), she has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and tours from Maine to Miami.
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)
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.