Marblehead's Me & Thee Coffeehouse 2017 fall season premieres with a terrific gathering of contemporary female singer-songwriters: SLOAN WAINWRIGHT, LARA HERSCOVITCH, SHARON GOLDMAN and AMY SOUCY will celebrate the music made famous by artists who performed at the seminal Lilith Fair tours of 1997-1999, such as the Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Suzanne Vega, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and many others.
These talented women will also perform their own songs, taking the spirit of Lilith Fair into the present and future («Steady On» is taken from the title of one of Shawn Colvin's most popular songs). It is sure to be a memorable evening and a great way to begin another spectacular season at one of the North Shore's premiere listening rooms! $18/advance, $21/door.
SLOAN WAINWRIGHT: 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 who’s 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
LARA HERSCOVITCH: “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.
SHARON GOLDMAN: NJ-based singer/songwriter Sharon Goldman captivates audiences whether she is fingerpicking her acoustic guitar, gently tinkling the piano keys, or showing off her “beautiful voice and compelling stage presence” (Joe Jencks, Brother Sun). 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).
AMY SOUCY: 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.