Trio featuring Jefferson Hamer (Session Americana,The Murphy Beds) and Shane Leonard (Field Report)
Kristin combines award-winning songwriting and percussive dance in performances that have been heralded “inventive” by the New Yorker and “haunting” by NPR’s Folk Alley. Since coming of age with two of America’s most beloved traditional music ensembles (Uncle Earl and the clogging company Footworks) as well as the "folk noir" songwriting trio Sometymes Why (with Aoife O'Donovan and Ruth Ungar), Kristin has turned her deep knowledge of timeless roots music into a knack for creating original songs with a similar kind of staying power.
Following the release of her second solo album Gondolier, Kristin toured solo in support of Black Prairie, Dawn Landes, Aoife O’Donovan, Mipso and Noam Pikelny. This spring, she'll share works-in-progress from new recording made with guitarist Chris Eldridge and producer, percussionist and banjo player Shane Leonard. The northeast tour will feature Leonard (of Field Report) as well as long-time collaborator and New York-based singer, guitarist and BBC Folk Award winner Jefferson Hamer (of Session Americana & the Murphy Beds).
Now based in Nashville, Kristin has become a respected voice in songwriter circles, with music recently heard on Showtime’s The Affair and ABC’s Nashville and songs co-written with or covered by Elephant Revival, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Caitlin Canty, Michaela Anne, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Sweetback Sisters, Laura Cortese and Peter Stampfel. Her song “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes” hit #1 on the kids' music radio charts and has been covered by dozens of artists ranging from Tyne Daly to high school marching bands. Kristin has been a featured performer on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion; her dancing feet have been heard in the film Cedar Rapids; and NPR's Mountain Stage chose her 2015 performance as one of year's ten best.
Jefferson Hamer is a songwriter, guitarist, and interpreter of traditional music. Murphy Beds, his acoustic duo with Eamon O’Leary, features harmony vocals backed by intricate guitar and bouzouki accompaniment. The Huffington Post said it succinctly: “The [Murphy Beds] album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.” In 2016 he recorded and co-produced the Session Americana album “Great Shakes” and traveled extensively in the US and Europe as the band’s electric guitarist. His 2013 “Child Ballads” album with Anais Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten Folk releases of the year.
7pm doors – 8pm show | $12 adv. – $15 day of