Connecticut's 16th State Troubadour, Kate Callahan gives a concert of compelling original music plus songs by Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan. Callahan has shared stages with songwriter legends Judy Collins, Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary), the late Bill Morrissey, Aztec Two Step, and Regina Spektor. She is unapologetically optimistic in concert, singing original songs about the Earth, gratitude, marriage, love, and spirit. Kate's 4th album, "Triumph," will be released in early 2018.
Above all you're drawn to the voice, often sweet but strong, at once unbowed and then completely vulnerable - but at all times, totally captivating. Her widely assorted, constantly evolving musical style is reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan, her rich smoky tone similar to that of Paula Cole or Madeline Peyroux, her down-to-earth, disarmingly honest songwriting comparable to Natalie Merchant or Melissa Etheridge. Lori Amey is at once all of these artists but like no other - someone who completely defies categorization, marginalization, imitation or cliché.
THE KC SISTERS
Having shared their dynamic, harmony driven vocal and instrumental excitement in hundreds of performances throughout their home state of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, the multi-talented five-some “The KC Sisters” are putting a fresh new spin on the term “Sister Act.” Harkening back to the heyday of family groups, with a rootsy Americana sound that incorporates folk, country, gospel, R&B, and jazz, the Casey siblings are now emerging as song writers and recording artists following their recent trip to Nashville to work with renowned producer Pat Holt.
Emotionally charged Americana music is Lisa Martin’s hallmark sound. Drawing on diverse influences spanning the last 4 decades, Martin’s music bridges the elements of folk, rock, country and blues with her pop sensibilities always highly evident in the mix. Whether performing solo or with a full band, she is always well received and captivates the audience with her expressive vocals, guitar prowess, heartfelt delivery and quick wit.
MILES & MAFALE
Known to audiences as two-thirds of The YaYas and half of No Fuss and Feathers, Catherine and Jay spent the last few years focusing their efforts on touring with No Fuss and Feathers in support of the group’s album, Traveling Circus (#22 Top Album of 2016 on Folk DJ and named one of the Best Albums of 2016 by WFMT's Rich Warren). These days, the husband and wife team find themselves turning their unaffected style toward more socio-political themes. The release of their new duo album is set for 2018.
Kristen Graves is a folk/pop singer, songwriter and humanitarian. Mentioned by both Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and given her own day across the state of Connecticut by Governor Malloy for her musicianship and activism, she has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Peter Yarrow, Noel (Paul) Stookey, Rusted Root, Holly Near, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Dan Zanes, David Amram, and many more.
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by CATHERINE MILES & JAY MAFALE, KARYN OLIVER, and CAROLANN SOLEBELLO. Shaken or stirred, NFF serves up a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity — with award-winning songwriting always at center stage. Individually, the four are nationally touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared at some of the nation’s most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show. Their first CD, Traveling Circus, was released in January 2016.