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House Concert: Kristin Andreassen with Jefferson Hamer & Shane Leonard
May 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
KRISTIN ANDREASSEN is a songwriter and a percussive dancer who brings both of those talents to live performances that have been called “inventive” and “haunting”.
Kristin’s first musical obsession was American old time music – she played guitar and fiddle with the groundbreaking stringband Uncle Earl and danced with the Appalachian clogging ensemble Footworks.
Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Kristin has become a respected voice in songwriter circles, with music recently heard on Showtime’s The Affair and ABC’s Nashville. Kristin has been a featured performer on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and NPR’s Mountain Stage chose her 2015 performance as one of year’s ten best.
In 2011 Kristin founded Miles of Music Camp, an artist retreat for musicians interested in cultivating the fertile ground between songwriting and traditional music. Together with her co-director Laura Cortese, she continues to teach songwriting and program three annual Miles of Music events in Brooklyn, Boston and New Hampshire.
JEFFERSON HAMER is a songwriter, guitarist, and interpreter of traditional music. His acoustic duo with Eamon O’Leary, The Murphy Beds, features harmony vocals backed by intricate guitar and bouzouki accompaniment. The Huffington Post said it succinctly: “The [Murphy Beds] album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.” In 2016 he recorded and co-produced the Session Americana album “Great Shakes” and traveled extensively in the US and Europe as the band’s guitarist. His 2013 “Child Ballads” album with Anais Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten Folk releases of the year.
SHANE LEONARD is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter living in Eau Claire, WI. Increasingly sought-after as a producer and player, Leonard began his relationship with music very early, sitting-in on drums as a kid at jazz sessions in Milwaukee and Chicago. From there it was classical percussion lessons with players of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and legendary percussionist Jim Sewrey. After college he embarked on a journey across Appalachia to learn banjo, fiddle, and hundred-year-old songs from their source. Leonard was a member of Field Report and has worked with an incredible cross section of the music community. His latest efforts can be heard on Kalispell’s recent release Printer’s Son.
Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm
***Please Note that musical events at 58 Main are technically house concerts and are therefore supported only by donation. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and is what allows us to continue bringing high-caliber musical acts to Bangor.
***For those that may have difficulty navigating stairs…this event will be held on our second floor and our bathroom is located in the basement. We do not have a lift or elevator. We understand that this is a barrier for some and sincerely apologize.