Acoustic Nomads

Acoustic Nomads

Acoustic Nomads

At the crossroads of South American folk music and Northern Americana you will find Acoustic Nomads, a band of rising stars taking the acoustic music scene by storm. Acoustic Nomads interweaves contemporary improvisation and newgrass with folkloric traditions from North and South America, with influences spanning from Appalachia to Argentina. The band's unique sound is a result of the players harnessing these varied musical interests and joyously exploring uncharted musical territory together. Since forming in 2019, Acoustic Nomads has headlined performances at WBUR Cityspace in Boston, Club Passim in Cambridge, Hartford’s Baby Grand Jazz Series, Arts at the Armory in Somerville, Barnarts’ Feast & Field Series in Barnard VT, and performed at major bluegrass festivals including Freshgrass, Grey Fox, and Joe Val. Their performances maintain the spirit of folkloric music while delving into modern jazz improvisation and sophisticated chamber music arrangements, showing how different cultures can come together and join in the celebration of humanity through art.

The Rob Lanter Trio has been around for at least twenty years in different configurations playing in the tri-state area, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The most recent configuration consists of Tom McMillan on bass and Tom DiGangi on drums, both of whom are very well known in the area. Rob studied at the Berklee College of Music majoring in Composition and guitar. He has scored several independent films, and has produced numerous recordings. In the 1980's, his jazz fusion group Orpheus recorded for Polydor Records and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada playing clubs, concerts and jazz festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival.

The Rob Lanter Trio plays a combination of contemporary jazz standards with original compositions combining jazz, funk and blues. They are also in the process of recording their first album/CD in this configuration. Rob’s music can be heard at www.roblanter.com.

Catherine Miles & Jay Mafale are married co-conspirators in song. They are two scoops of modern folk with a generous sprinkling of pop-catchiness, topped off with the wit and flair that comes of their theater backgrounds. Catherine Miles & Jay Mafale bring a candidness and playful approachability to the stage, disarming audiences and opening hearts wide enough to let some light in.

Catherine’s voice - resonant, expressive, a powerhouse. She’s got range and she’s not afraid to use it. Jay’s guitar - percussive, melodic, thoughtful. He propels and punctuates the narrative. Their shared experience has taught them about perseverance and perspective, and those strengths are evident in their song craft. They invite folks inside their songs with a story to be told, a friend they want you to meet, a villain or hero presented with a flourish.

In addition to appearing on venerable stages and festivals across the country, their songwriting has earned them recognition as Most Wanted Emerging Artists at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, three-time Kerrville New Folk finalists, South Florida Folk Festival/Vic Heyman Award finalists, and Honorable Mentions in Mid-Atlantic and Braver Angels song contests.

Opening the concert will be Boston-based and Pennsylvania-raised musician Rachel Marie, who follows in a tradition of unapologetically forthright women folksingers, with songs that hearken to "overstuffed lines of Tori Amos, philosophical turn of Indigo Girls, and lilting vocals like Joni Mitchell." The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. Rachel takes a straightforward and honest approach to songwriting in an effort to foster genuine human connection and encourage empathy through music. Passion for using the power of her voice to shed light on injustice gives rise to poignant poetic statements on subjects from heartbreak and death to police brutality and immigration. An endearingly quirky stage presence as honest as her songs keeps audiences charmed.

Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo Mike T. Lewis and MaryBeth Zamer, known on stage as The Twangtown Paramours, have made a name for themselves defying boundaries with their award-winning catalogue of Americana, folk, and blues anthems. With a slew of accolades for their three full-length albums, they’ve earned a loyal following, balancing serious instrumental and vocal chops with witty stage banter and a lighthearted approach to life. They don’t take themselves, or the world, too seriously. With their third album, Double Down on a Bad Thing, The Twangtown Paramours shift gears to showcase a full band, electric, groove-oriented, upbeat, soul-infused, and retro blues sound. “We want people to have fun, to cheer up, to dance, and to start sporting a positive attitude, dammit,” says Mike.

Opening the concert will be Hope Dunbar!

Love? said the Commander returns to More Barn!! They blew the crowd away when they opened for Drew Gibson at More Barn last year and we're thrilled to have them back. Love? said the Commander is a duo from the “PhilaJersey” area that embraces "maximal minimalism" in order to create slow burning indie-folk that'll make ya feel stuff. Check them out on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@lovesaidthecommander/ or at their website https://www.lovesaidthecommander.com/

Opening the concert will be New England group Pretty Saro. They've been cruising around New England, lighting up venues and festival stages up and down the East coast. Devon Gardner (Fiddle), Alex Formento (Guitar) and Joe Everett (Bass) have been crafting their own sound out of the old time and bluegrass music that first brought them together back in early 2016. Named after an English folk ballad, the group’s synergy and improvisational performances have been drawing in listeners and earning them a reputation among Boston’s bluegrass scene.

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