Saturday, March 12, 7 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
The Mt. Airy Art Garage and the Philadelphia FolkSong Society are bringing you an amazing evening of music to celebrate International Women’s Day—you can bet this will be a night to remember!
“Women Who Love Women Who Make Music” —that’s what this night is all about, and everyone is welcome. Performers include Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, No Good Sister, Ashley Phillips, Sarah and The Arrows, and Silverton. Admission is $15 at the door/$12 in advance. This incredible night of music will be happening at 11 West Mt. Airy Ave.
Want to know who’s on stage Saturday night? Well, keep on reading.
ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir
A child of the 1970’s grassroots feminist movement, ANNA was founded in 1975 by Dr. Catherine Roma. Her 8-year tenure built the foundation for ANNA’s musical passions and commitment to the peace and social justice movement, pulling together women from all walks of life and becoming a model for women’s choirs across the country.
ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir — women joining voices to build community, one performance at a time. Guided by a feminist sensibility to the richness and multiplicity of human experience, and to the power of collective creativity, ANNA strives for musical excellence to empower, challenge, and uplift its members and its audience with music that inspires and transforms. WIth over 70 singers, ANNA is diverse, vibrant and exciting. ANNA is every woman.
No Good Sister
Born out of a mutual attraction to all things Americana, Philadelphia trio No Good Sister’s dynamic songwriting and timeless three-part harmonies prove why they’re rising stars. Singers Meaghan Kyle, Jess McDowell and Maren Sharrow collaborate on familiar folk themes, resonating reliably, making it no surprise they can be found in front of audiences at venues like World Cafe Live (both in Philadelphia and Wilmington), The Bitter End (NYC), Club Passim (Boston), have been voted Best New Artist at WSTW’s Hometown Heroes Awards (2014), named 2015’s Artist to Watch by Ticket to Entertainment, earned a coveted Quad Showcase at the North East Regional Folk Alliance (2014), and at the iconic SXSW (2014). They are also 2015 Philadelphia Folk Festival Main Stage alums!
Ashley Phillips is a singer/songwriter/guitarist steeped in the tradition of Soul music. She describes her sound as APSoul: acoustic guitar led, soulful and spiritual storytelling that is both universal and timeless. As a vocalist, her pure tone dances between light and lyrical, earnest and compelling. Her often percussive and rhythm-driven guitar playing creates a full sound that adds depth and supports the delicacy of her delivery.
Sarah and the Arrows
Sarah and the Arrows emerged out of mutual and musical admiration between friends who were fortunate enough to overlap in the folk circles of Philadelphia, PA. Sarah and the Arrows includes Sarah Napolitan on the guitar, Rosie McNamara Jones on the violin, Stacy Weathers on the banjo, and Lee Vuotto on the bass. The group predominantly plays the original songs of Sarah Napolitan, as well as some by Stacy Weathers. The group also enjoys covering a wide variety of songs known well in contemporary, folk, and country circles.
Silverton builds songs from the ground up, experimenting from all angles until it just feels right. The result is multi-layered harmonies, catchy melodies, and rhythmic interplay. The band released their first, self-titled, debut EP in October, 2013, within which listeners hear simultaneous nods to folk, funk, jam, and pop. Since the EP release, Silverton has been developing new material and packing DIY house shows as well as established Philadelphia venues like Johnny Brendas and Bourbon and Branch. In February, 2015, WXPN chose “Artichoke” as a Philly local song of the day, and in August, 2015 the band was honored to be selected to play the Philadelphia Folk Fest!
The band is named after the town in Oregon which elected the nation’s first openly-transgender mayor. A Radiolab episode documents the town’s story in a touching tale of acceptance and change against all odds.
From Silverton’s heart to yours: be good to one another.
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