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Join us for food and drinks before the show in our outdoor garden starting at 6pm!

The night’s food truck is TBD!

 

ELLIS PAUL

Ellis Paul doesn’t just write songs; he’s a guitar-carrying reporter who covers the human condition and details the hopes, loves, losses of those he observes, turning their stories into luminous pieces of music that get under your skin and into your bloodstream. And much like the artists who have influenced him, everyone from Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to the singer-songwriter who is undoubtedly his greatest inspiration, Woody Guthrie, Paul weaves deeply personal experiences with social issues and renders them as provocative works that are as timely as they are timeless. Born and raised in Maine, Paul attended Boston College on a track scholarship and in the evenings became a fixture on the city’s open mic circuit. After winning a Boston Acoustic Underground songwriter competition, he caught the ear of folk luminary Bill Morrissey, who produced his indie album Say Something in 1993. This led to a seven-album contract with Rounder Records and the 1994 album, Stories.

His songs have appeared in several blockbuster films (Me, Myself, and Irene; Shallow Hal, Hall Pass) and have been covered by award winning country artists (Sugarland, Kristian Bush, Jack Ingram). Through a steady succession of albums of his own – a remarkable 23 releases so far – and a constant touring presence around the world, Paul’s audience has grown into a loyal legion of fans. Along the way, he has picked up an impressive number of awards including the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award, 15 Boston Music Awards, An Honorary Doctorate from the University of Maine, the 2019 International Acoustic Music Awards Artist of the Year and most recently his album, The Storyteller’s Suitcase, was named the 2019 NERFA Album of the Year.

His new album “55” touches on the necessity of gratitude in a difficult era of the pandemic and divided political stances on his own imprint, Rosella Records.

ANTJE DUVEKOT

Originally born in Germany and transplanted to the US as a young teen, Antje Duvekot honed her observational skills through a lens of biculturalism when she picked up a guitar during that move. Influenced by the confessional folk of Dar Williams and Ani DiFranco, she began sharing her personal observations in her first songs and has never let go of that vulnerability. Her four studio albums, including her latest, “Toward The Thunder,” were produced by Seamus Egan of SOLAS, Richard Shindell, and Scott Petito, and feature support from Anais Mitchell, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Sean Mullins, Liz Longley, Mark Erelli, and Kris Delmhorst, among others.

Antje has extensive touring experience and is a compelling live performer, having played top festivals like Newport Folk Festival, Mountain Stage, Philadelphia, and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she has headlined the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark. She has won top songwriting awards, including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and the “Best New Folk Award” at Kerrville, and won the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act”. She has appeared on various NPR programs, and her song “Merry Go Round” was featured in a national TV ad campaign by Bank of America. In addition to music, Antje works as an animator, creating music videos for artists like Toad The Wet Sprocket and Dar Williams, and leads a yearly fan volunteer trip to Guatemala. She also occasionally serves as Music Ambassador on humanitarian projects run by Let Yourself Trust, a non-profit organization by fellow singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph.