Saturday, June 19, Patty Larkin & Chris Smither
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Members
Available in advance at the Maia Papaya Café, Bethlehem, Village Book Store, Littleton, or reserve online. Reserved front & center seating $35 (available on-line only).
Showtime: 8 PM, Box office & refreshments @ 7 PM
The Colonial kicks off its 2010 LIVE! Series with this fantastic guitarist/singer/songwriter double bill. Patty Larkin has been redefining the boundaries of folk-urban pop music for 25 years with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and subtle sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter). In 2010, she celebrates a quarter of a century of music making with 25, a recording 25 love songs reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends along the way. In the spirit of camaraderie and musical adventure, Patty will unite with many of her musical colleagues in a highly anticipated series of performances throughout 2010.
What is immediately recognizable to anyone who has encountered Chris Smither on record or in live performance during the course of the last four decades are his been-there, done-that voice and the crystalline, eloquent sounds of his fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Familiar, too, are the arrangements of cover songs Smither has interpreted brilliantly. Smither is a distinguished songwriter, performer and guitar virtuoso. He has released eleven albums since his critically acclaimed debut, I’m a Stranger Too! in 1970. His most recent is last year’s acclaimed Time Stands Still. “(Smither) is among the finest acoustic guitarists anywhere in American music (Bonnie Raitt calls him my Eric Clapton), and his songs, while banked in the blues, are as modern as tomorrow’s newspaper.” Boston Globe.
2010 LIVE! At The Colonial Series Sponsors are FairPoint Communications and Notchnet.com.