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

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The Sounding Board is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1973 to present and preserve folk music in all its forms in the Greater Hartford area

 

 

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LOW LILY

Saturday, September 7, 7:30 p.m.

New England-based string and vocal trio

Low Lily explores the roots of American

folk music with traditional influences and

modern inspiration. The members of the

trio -- Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen and Lissa Schneckenburger -- have deep relationships to traditional music styles, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, English, New England, and old-time Appalachian sounds. Their music is rooted, yet contemporary, with a vocal blend that has been dubbed "outstanding" and "meticulous.".

 

Low Lily’s new full-length album, 10,000 Days Like These, brings its members’ histories together and also takes a step forward with originals, covers, and overall, fresh new music. Simmons produced the album, creating a running thread through the project of political, personal, and occasionally humorous and quirky subject matter.

 

Low Lily will be joined at this performance by bassist Corey DiMario.

 

$25 General
$20 Sounding Board Members
$12 Full Time College/High School Students
$10 Children 12 & under with a parent/adult

Advance Tickets Available Soon

Reservations

Low Lily Website

“Exuberant yet sensitive... exceptional and refreshing”

— No Depression

 

 "Hope Lingers On" – from the Low Lily CD 10.000 Days Like This

 "False Sir John" – Low Lily at Celtic Colors

Presented by The Sounding Board

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

JOE CROOKSTON

Saturday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.

Joe Crookston will surprise you and awaken the cynics. He's plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archaeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.  His blend of guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy and rhythm bring the house to their feet at almost every show.  If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all, the melodies, the lyrics, the energy, and a deep passion for exceptionally well-written songs.

 

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

Advance Tickets Available Soon

Reservations

Joe's Website

“With all the performers out there, an artist has to go beyond good… and Joe does.”

— SingOut! Magazine

 

 "Good Luck John" – Joe Crookston

 "Fall Down As The Rain" – Joe Crookston

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.

MAD AGNES
Friday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.

Mad Agnes is Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders. Each member arrived at the trio from a staggering list of solo accomplishments, including songwriting competitions, recordings, and the ability to sleep on any surface. Multi-instrumentalists all, Hennebach is classically trained in piano, Jones is self-taught on guitar and bass, and Saunders adds color with a vintage mandolin and subtle electronic processing on his guitar. The sound can be full as a concert hall or delicate as three voices singing a cappella.

 

Harmony-driven performance of contemporary singer-songwriter material influenced by classical, Celtic, folk/rock, PDQ Bach, and a touch of street theatre. Their lyrics, vocal intricacies and instrument prowess are unforgettable.

 

Mad Agnes is mad – but only in the most endearing way. And if you ask them what they’re mad about… Why, they’re mad about you.

 

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

 "Everything I Wanted to Learn About Love I Learned From My Dog"

Advance Tickets

Coming soon...

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (October 5, 2019)

Molsky's Mountain Drifters
   (October 19, 2019)

Shawna Caspi – Sounding Board Too

   at LaSalle Market & Deli, Collinsville
   (Sunday, October 27, 2019)

The Malvinas (November 2, 2019 –
   Location TBA)

Ed Trickett (November 9, 2019)

The Nields (November 16, 2019)

The Young Novelists – Sounding Board Too

   at LaSalle Market & Deli, Collinsville
   (Sunday, November 24, 2019)

Windborne (January 4, 2020)

Matthew Byrne – Sounding Board Too at

   LaSalle Market & Deli, Collinsville

   (Sunday March 15, 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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Please make reservations using the online form or by email. You can also make a reservation by sending a text to 860-770-3001.

If you really feel the need to make your reservation by a traditional phone call, dial 860-770-3001 and leave a voice mail with your name, the concert you wish to attend, and the number of people in your party. The Sounding Board does not confirm reservations made by phone or text.

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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