2014 Hamilton Arts in the Park Concerts – 7/17 Annalivia

We have our summer line up for the Hamilton Arts in the Park Concerts this summer and we have confirmed a new rain location: The Colgate Inn (since the Barge is not available).  All shows are Thursday evenings at 7 pm. rain or shine  Here’s the skinny on the first concert and the rest of the schedule is below!

A Annalivia

Annalivia is a Boston-based trio touring in support of their newest CD on July 17. “Listening to ‘The Same Way Down’, the new album from Annalivia places your soul somewhere between luxuriating in a lyrically soothing balm and experiencing an intense desire to dance – all part the-same-way-down-cdof the eternal fabric of American folk music. Ranging from traditional songs and tunes through self-penned originals this is an album that must gain the attention it richly deserves.” (Folk Words)

First up is a “roots and branches” string band from Boston, Annalivia on July 17th. Players include Flynn Cohen: providing mandolin, guitar, and vocals, labeled an “Ace Guitarist.” (The Boston Globe),

Liz Simmons: providing vocals and guitar  with “A honey-voiced singer. . .Simmons sings with winsome ease and genuine feeling.” (Dirty Linen Magazine) and finally
Lissa Schneckenburger: providing fiddle and vocals. “Her talent lies in crafting pendulating melodies . . . innovative freewheeling arrangements…” (Dirty Linen Magazine)

The members are all masterful players and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian music. This background, combined with each member’s stellar compositional skills and cutting-edge arranging chops, makes for music which sounds rooted yet contemporary. Folk and string-band enthusiasts alike will be drawn in by the expert vocals and songwriting, excellent musicianship, and innovative approach.

The band is out is support of their newest recording and the reviews are excellent.  Here’s more from their FolkWords review:
“From an outstanding take on the traditional, ‘False Sir John’ with shimmering vocals and strings through ‘New Morn Meadow’ an instrumental artfully taking from the past and coalescing with the new, to the rich tones and layered harmonies of ‘Restless For A While’ this is a totally engaging. The key attractions for me reside in the beautiful melodies and softly sung lyrics of ‘Wherever We’re Bound’ and ‘Deepest Water’ – songs that echo with you throughout the day.

“There’s a vivacious attraction in Annalivia’s music as they take the influence of ‘tradition’ from a variety of roots – Celtic, Scandinavian and Americana, blend in the immediacy of ‘new’ approaches and sprinkle the result with sparkling innovation to forge a brew that’s strong, heady, refreshing and full of flavour…”

17-Jul Annalivia‘roots and branches’ string-band  —-You Tube Folk Alley Sessions: Annalivia – “False Sir John”

Next up:

24-Jul The CadleysBluegrass
31-Jul Matuto – Brazilian Folk
7-Aug Lauren MettlerSinger songwriter new album release concert
15-Aug Williams Road folk, roots, and indie

Enjoy an evening of music and creativity in a beautiful park setting!  Come early with a picnic, or check out the local eateries. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. FREE!

The Hamilton Village Music Series runs every Thursday until August 14th.at 7:00 pm on the Hamilton Village Green. Rain Location is the Colgate Inn (Payne St). No tickets necessary for this free event.

This series is funded by the Village of Hamilton, and was made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered by Cultural Resources Council and co-presented by the Earlville Opera House.

For more information about the location if it is raining on the day of the show call (315) 691- 3550.

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