Three of New England’s most acclaimed songwriters join forces for the Rockport Folk Summit! Dynamic veteran folk/roots artists Kris Delmhorst and Tim Gearan, as well as rising star folkie Dietrich Strause, will each perform a set and then play all together for a joyous song swap to close out the night. Not to be missed!
Kris Delmhorst grew up in Brooklyn NY, but her musical home is in Boston MA where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter. She has released six albums on respected indie label Signature Sounds. Delmhorst now lives in the hills of western Massachusetts with her husband, songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, with whom she occasionally performs as part of the collective Redbird. In May of 2014, Delmhorst released her seventh album, Blood Test (Signature Sounds) – her first of original music since 2008′s critically acclaimed album Shotgun Singer. A prolific writer and constant collaborator, Delmhorst continues to share her unique perspective in this new work. The album describes a moment of reckoning and centering in the songwriter’s life, and in society as a whole. In a collection of songs which move between triumph and heartbreak, restlessness and responsibility, Delmhorst acknowledges the weary work of an intentioned life – and the new American dream of presence and perspective in a frenetic time.
“bold and brilliant” –Boston Globe
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