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12735 Tamiami Trail

North Port, FL 34287

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ABOUT THE ARTIST & SHOW:

Not often does a "mother-and-son duo" emerge from the acoustic music scene, but this is only part of what makes the seamless vocal blend and intricate guitar arrangements of Elaine & Sam Mahon a rare treat.

With wide-ranging, clear and resonant voices, the Gainesville, Florida natives trade off lead and harmony on finely-wrought songs chronicling under-the-radar moments of modern life: everything from the legendary to the unexpected, mythical Selkies to ’56 Chevys.

In their short life as a duo, Elaine & Sam have opened for notable artists such as Pierce Pettis, Sam Pacetti and Acoustic Eidolon. Invited artists to the 2019 Gamble Roger’s Festival, the 2018 Will McLean Festival and the 2018 Folk in the Springs Festival, they have also been featured artists at Heartwood Soundstage, Sandhill Stage, Woodview Coffeehouse, Stetson Kennedy’s Home, as well as several lively house concerts.

Elaine began recording songs for her first album, Seamless (1995), during a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Florida in Extragalactic Astronomy. Seamless was released shortly before Sam was born. Rise (2013), her second album, was selected Album of the Week by BBC Scotland, its title cut “Rise Up Singing” garnering Grand Prize in Boston’s Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Contest. Reach for the Stars, released in 2017 to rave reviews, rose to #15 on Folk DJ Charts. Shortly thereafter Elaine & Sam began to work in earnest as a duo.

Co-founder of the Sandhill Stage Concert Series in Gainesville, FL, Elaine produced shows from 2010-2019. She is currently a songwriting coach, avid gardener, birder, and outdoor enthusiast. Sam Mahon graduated with a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Florida in 2018, and is now employed as a Critical Care Technician in the Emergency Room at UF Health. Sam enjoys swimming, cross-fit, videos, D&D, sweet tea and a good laugh.

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WEBSITE: http://elainemahonmusic.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/elainemahonmusic/

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