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2017 KICKS OFF WITH WONDERFUL DUOS GENNA & JESSE and NEPTUNE’S CAR
The coffeehouse New Year is getting started off right in a split bill featuring a pair of duos offering two completely different styles on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Rose Garden Coffeehouse in Mansfield, Mass.
Genna & Jesse, who call themselves gypsies and nomads, bring to the stage a unique alchemy of intricate vocal harmonies, a quirky chemistry and ardent storytelling, as they perform anything from world music, to folk, soul, blues, jazz, torch songs and popular music from the 60s and 70s. These modern troubadours shrug off music industry conventions and call their style of music “retro soul pop,” and it’s a joyful mix that will have audiences wanting more.
Splitting the bill will be New England duo Neptune’s Car, the acoustic pairing of Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes, who play original, contemporary folk music. They bring to the stage acoustic country-folk duets with strong harmonies. Holly's light soprano blends perfectly with Steve's warm tenor. Vibrant lyrics and compelling melodies nestle in their inviting arrangements, telling us stories rich in detail, from a miner's life in "A Blue Sky Turned to Rust," to "Emily Dickinson," told with lyrics as beautiful as the poet's work. Their three albums have appeared on many "Best of" lists and have charted in the top 5 on Folk radio twice.
Doors open for the 8 pm show at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $16 and may be purchased at www.rosegardenfolk.com. Tickets are also available at the door for $20.
The Rose Garden's all-volunteer staff serves home-baked dessert items and hot and cold drinks of the season before the show and during intermission. The Rose Garden Coffeehouse, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entering its 28th season of continuous operation. It is located at The Congregational Church of Mansfield, 17 West St., and is wheelchair-accessible and alcohol-free.