A singer-songwriter of immense passion, depth and soul-baring honesty, Chelsea Berry returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center armed with a brand new studio album in tow. The powerful singer, who proudly calls the North Shore her home, has developed a steadily growing and devoted following in the last several years, both among fans and fellow songwriters. Of her career, the great Chris Smither has said that “her future is so bright you’re gonna have to wear shades.”

“A voice of remarkable power and control with a joyous soul. Brave and bright, Chelsea Berry is the real thing.” -Livingston Taylor

As a vocalist and performer, Berry evokes the style of artists such as KD Lang, Eva Cassidy, and Melissa Etheridge. Her performance transcends her indie rock roots to touch listeners with foot tapping grooves, warm humor, infectious energy, and pure, clear, powerful vocals. A constant touring presence up and down the East coast, the Alaskan-born Berry’s beautiful voice and commanding stage presence has taken her across the country to headline her own shows as well as support artists such as Livingston Taylor, Belinda Carlile, Chris Isaak, Mavis Staples, and many others. Berry was a 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and has been a student of American songwriting legends such as Dave Van Ronk, Janis Ian, Susan Werner, and Ellis Paul.

This concert will also feature the release of her fourth full studio album. Recorded in New York City and produced by Adam Rhodes, the original album was tracked in Brooklyn and Manhattan with seasoned and talented players such as Alex Hayes (bass) and Matt Musty (drums; of “Grace Potter and the Nocturnals”); the instrumentation and arrangements are a mindful and energetic extension of Berry’s own music and performance.

Opening Act:
Megan Burtt

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