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This event will take place at The Universalist Church of West Hartford
433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT

Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.

Nerissa & Katryna Nields honed their harmonies as kids singing in the back seat of dads car and around the kitchen table. Today The Nields deliver a masterful mix of modern folk with an alternative edge. Get ready for an inimitable vocal blend and lush harmonies that only siblings can deliver.


$20 General
$16 Sounding Board Members
$10 Full Time College/High School Students
$8 Children 12 and under with parent/adult

"If there’s one constant here, it’s The Nields sisters’ beautifully sweet vocal harmonies that sound eerily like the Roches singing Lush in a really big room. It’s infectious stuff.”

— Austin Statesman

 "Wasn't That A Time" – Nerissa & Katryna Nields

 "Jesus Was A Refugee" – Nerissa & Kartyna Nields

Presented by The Sounding Board

This event will take place at LaSalle Market & Deli
104 Main Street, Collinsville, CT.


Sunday, November 24, 3:00 p.m.

The Young Novelists create contemporary folk songs that marry their effortless harmonies with darkly poetic lyrics and exquisitely crafted hooks. Their third album In City & Country features songs about 10 small towns in Ontario, and has been described as “a lush-sounding feast” (Penguin Eggs) and “emotional, melodic music that variously reminds me of the Jayhawks and Richard and Linda Thompson.” (No Depression).


Their previous album landed them a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist, a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, and multiple songwriting awards. They have toured across Canada, the United States, and in Europe, often with their young son in tow. Their signature show features confessional storytelling about their songs and travels, singalongs, and the unique sound of bowed glockenspiel.


$20 General
$16 Sounding Board Members
$10 Full Time College/High School Students
$8 Children 12 and under with parent/adult

"Like the Decemberists but rockier and less quirky, like Americana but quirkier and rockier, a talented Toronto outfit.”

— Rock NYC

 "Come Round Again" – From the new album "In City & Country"

 "Hear Your Voice"

Directions: From I-84, take exit 39 to Route 4 west. Follow Route 4 west through Farmington Center and Unionville. Continue going straight at the traffic light at the junction of Route 4 and Route 179.  Stay on Route 179 and turn right at the stop sign on Bridge Street. Turn right on Depot St. and take an immediate left on Main St. Lasalle Market is the green building on the left. Parking is available on the street and in the lot next to the lower level of the Lasalle Market building (access from Depot St.)


From US 44, take either Route 179 south or Dowd Ave. to Collinsville.  For a Google map CLICK HERE

Upcoming Meeting House Presents! concerts at the Unitarian Society of Hartford
(Events produced in cooperation with The Sounding Board)

A Meeting House Presents! concert in cooperation with The Sounding Board

This concert will take place at The Unitarian Society of Hartford,
50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford CT.  Click here for directions.

Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.

Louise grew up in the small town just outside of Nashville, TN on a farm with British parents and several siblings – riding horses, writing poetry and singing with the radio. After college in Knoxville, she “borrowed” her brother’s Sears guitar, bought a simple chord book and started writing songs.


Fast forward a few years, a move back to Nashville and some deep soul searching, Louise began writing songs about the South – what she knew and where she grew up. Three CDs later, Louise has developed a repertoire of lush stories and songs about southern life.  She was even introduced once as “…William Faulkner with a guitar”.


Buoyed by a couple thousand earnest fans, she has toured all over the Eastern seaboard, the South and Texas. Audience members tell her that they enjoyed the stories between the songs as much as the songs and her strong expressive voice was described as “…like listening to Patty Griffin and Susan Tedeschi at the same time.”


Reservations are not available for this event.

$20 General
$14 Full Time College/High School Students
Children 12 and under FREE
with a paying parent/adult

 "Baker Hotel, 1929" – Louise Mosrie

Coming soon...

Windborne (January 11, 2020)

The Cadleys (January 18, 2020)

Lara Herscovitch & Sophie Buskin
   (February 1, 2020)

Alastair Moock (February 15, 2020)

The Vox Hunters (February 29, 2020)

St. Patrick's Prelude
   with Poor Man's Gambit (March 7, 2020)

Matthew Byrne (Sunday, March 15, 2020,
   3 p.m.)

Dan Weber (March 21, 2020)

The Hot Flashes (April 4, 2020)

Aaron Nathans & Michael Ronstadt
   (April 18, 2020)

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio (May 9, 2020)

Portable Folk Festival (May 16, 2020)

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Reservations must be made before 3:30 p.m. on the day of the concert. Reservations must be claimed at the admissions table by 7:15 on the night of the performance.

Please do not call the church for reservations or Sounding Board information. The Sounding Board is not affiliated with The Universalist Church and only rents the hall where we hold our concerts.

Please help support the Fern Street Food Pantry


Since 2012 Fern Street Food Pantry has provided hot meals and provisions for local families with food insecurity, including a program that distributes food-filled backpacks to at-risk West Hartford students.


Your help is needed. Please bring a non-perishable food item whenever you attend a Sounding Board concert. There will be a collection box at the admissions table.  THANKS!


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