It's hard to believe it's been two decades since the groundbreaking Lilith Fair festival, helmed by Sarah McLachlan and featuring such top performers as Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, Emmylou Harris, Paula Cole, Joan Osborne and Sheryl Crow. A talented quartet of female singer-songwriters carry the torch sparked by the groundbreaking 1997-1999 tour, joining forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries, as well as presenting original songs inspired by those artists — bringing the spirit of Lilith Fair into the present and the future.
Originally from Virginia, Ronda Dale has been living in Portland for over 15 years. Her heartfelt, original songs are full of humor, depth, warmth and passion and fans love her engaging style filled with "sunshine and soul." She enjoys connecting with audiences, as a solo performer as well as with a variety of collaborative projects, throughout Maine and beyond.
Based in the New York City area, Sharon Goldman's intense, insightful and vivid storytelling has been called a "clinic in how to paint an indelible picture with the simplest images and symbols." Over several well-received albums, she has combined heartfelt portraits and memorable lyrics with unforgettable melodies and pure, passionate vocals — taking a folk/pop sensibility to new artistic heights. Her latest album, KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice) includes the critically-acclaimed song "Lilith," about the feminist icon of biblical myth that inspired the name, "Lilith Fair."
Lara Herscovitch's award-winning music is "pure musical poetry" (The Courier): highly original, modern folk with shades of blues, jazz, and pop. A former Connecticut State Troubadour, Lara brings charm, authenticity, intelligence and a love of performing that immediately resonates with diverse audiences. She has appeared as a guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (American Public Media) and tours from Maine to Miami.
Lisa Redfern is an award winning singer-songwriter who, after living in 9 states, is once again based in Maine. With 11 solo recordings to her credit, Lisa blends her roots in folk (her father was a folksinger), country, swing and bluegrass to create something unmistakably her own. She has opened for David Mallett, The Roches, Livingston Taylor, Cindy Kallet and Pete Seeger. Livingston Taylor said: "Wow, I haven't heard a voice like yours in 30 years-you sound like the original women of folk."
7pm doors – 8pm show | $18 adv. – $22 day of