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Starting Time: 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time: 9:00:00 PM
Join us as we welcome (back) Gaelynn Lea for an intimate concert at the historic Stanley-Whitman House (37 High St. Farmington, CT).
// ABOUT THE MUSICIAN//
Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country.
“Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea & set about absolutely obliterating your heart.” –Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)
“A match made in heaven” may be fanciful, but the blended musicality of Ashley and Eric L’Esperancecomes close to validating this old saying. The pair first felt the electricity of their undeniable chemistry at an impromptu song swap. A year and a half later they were married and released their debut album Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going. Jessica Phaneuf, MVY Radio, said “I listen to A LOT of music, and this [album] would be at the top of the pile” and Sound of Boston said the set “offers something for romantics andrealists alike.” In the years following this release, The Promise is Hope began to earn their place among New England’s finest emerging acts, with a live performance that is often described as beautifully moving, inspired, and connected.
// ABOUT THE MUSIC IN THE TAVERN SERIES //
The Stanley-Whitman House's Music in the Tavern Series presents artists and shows differently than a club show- instead our house concert is more up close and personal. All of the artifice is stripped away. No stage, no dressing room, no barrier between the performer and the audience. The SWH Music in the Tavern series is more like being on-step-closer to the way music was intended- an artist traveling from town to town, telling stories and making friends. Come check this out!
// ABOUT THE MUSEUM //
Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in Colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture