Women of Folk

Friday May 6, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

41 Bridge Street presents WOMEN OF FOLK on Friday, May 6th at 8 PM! Lara Herscovitch and Caroline Doctorow will headline the evening, with Kate Callahan performing an opening set.

Former Connecticut State Troubadour (2009-2010) Lara Herscovitch brings a charm, authenticity, and love of performing that immediately resonates with diverse audiences. Lara’s music is an original blend of modern acoustic/folk with blues, jazz, and pop influences; her voice, “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” makes her stand “above and beyond the pack” (Northeast Performer). Herscovitch is “a remarkable performer” (WSHU Public Radio), and “a rising talent who is truly someone to watch for” (Acoustic Live in NYC). Lara has appeared as a guest on ‘A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor’ (American Public Media) and tours the eastern seaboard. Her latest release, ‘Four Wise Monkeys’ (produced by John Jennings), showcases Lara’s ever-growing vision and skill. This relevant, meaningful recording is about facing adversity and undergoing transformation — personal, social, political.

Caroline Doctorow is a chart-topping folksinger and songwriter, with a stirring voice that recalls Judy Collins and Sandy Denny. In addition to eleven solo albums, she released the first retrospective of the work of folk icons Richard and Mimi Fariña called ‘Another Country,’ which received critical acclaim. Her latest folk/Americana album, ‘Raven Girl Retrospective Vol. 1’ (Narrow Lane Records), traces Caroline’s twenty-five year career as a folksinger, songwriter, and record producer. Caroline and her folk band, Caroline’s Trio (fiddle, upright bass), have performed and/or recorded with a variety of prominent folk/roots acts, including: Nanci Griffith, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian, Annie Golden, Eric Weissberg, Pete and Maura Kennedy, Julie Gold, Christine Lavin, and Hugh Prestwood. Caroline has opened for The Band, Alison Krauss, Tim O’Brien, and Richie Havens. She is the daughter of world-renowned author E.L. Doctorow.

Opener Kate Callahan has held many titles, including ‘Women of Character’ by the Hartford Courant, ‘Best Singer-Songwriter’ by the Connecticut Music Awards, ‘Featured Artist of the Year’ by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, ‘Best Solo Performer’ by the Hartford Advocate, and most recently she was appointed the 16th Connecticut State Troubadour—for the next two years, Kate will serve as an ambassador of music and song and promote cultural literacy among Connecticut citizens. Kate's music feels soulful and she is unapologetically optimistic in concert. WNPR host Colin McEnroe praised a recent performance, saying, “Kate Callahan is the only performer I’ve ever seen who occasionally seems to be channeling something vaster and far more ancient than herself, something more easily understood by Emerson than by any modern person.”


$20, $30