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Club Passim - NERFA Showcase

When: 8/23/2015
Where: Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138
United States

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NERFA Showcase with Beaucoup Blue, Lara Herscovitch, Miles to Dayton and Louise Mosrie

$15 / 13

In NERFA’s ongoing effort to raise awareness of the organization, the annual conference and the benefits to artists, venues and other participants, the Board is leading efforts to actively collaborate with venues in the Northeast, highlighting a selection of artists who have showcased (Formal, Quads or DJ) at the conference over the years.

Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia based father and son duo, David and Adrian Mowry. From blues to bluegrass, their soulful tradition and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. They pretty much cover the full range of “Americana” quite uniquely in their song writing and how they choose to represent classic material. During their years together as a duo they have received numerous awards including “Grand Prize Winner of the Billboard Magazine World Song-Writing Contest,” and the “Grand Prize Winner of the Telluride Blues & Brews Acoustic Competition” as well as top 40 on AMA’s Americana, Roots, & Folk radio charts.

For some people, what they do and who they are two different things. Not so for Lara Herscovitch, an “extraordinarily talented” ( American songwriter, poet, singer, performer, and policy social worker. Lara’s award-winning music is “pure musical poetry” (The Courier): highly original, modern folk with shades of blues, jazz, and pop. As the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal wrote, "Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn't write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul."

Miles to Dayton’s music happens at a personal level, their message of love blending elements of folk, rock, classical, and funk into an irresistible invitation. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section that stirs up the creative stew. At the heart of their unique marriage of styles lies a real-life marriage: vocalist Krista Preddice shares the microphone with husband Jonathan Preddice, who, in addition to being the principal songwriter for the group, also shines on guitar, cello, accordion, and trumpet. Bassist Dave March (Krista’s brother) and violinist Leanne Strom (Jon’s sister) add depth to the vocal harmonies, with Dave’s low, soulful bass and Leanne’s soaring classical virtuosity providing the sonic bookends for the M2D sound. Drummer Brian Kroll, the newest member of the group, propels the music forward with an exciting and funky edge.

Louise Mosrie's new album Home is a return to her Southern roots. Unlike the pop sounds of her first two albums, the songs on Home combine Americana, bluegrass and folk genres drawing on the sensual imagery of the Deep South and carve new melodies out of old ideas and stories. Louise creates a world of lush detail and wide-open emotion through her lyrics and vocal delivery. Louise has received accolades from Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. 

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