2013 Concert Schedule - Page 2
JANUARY-MARCH 2013 CONCERTS
JULY-SEPTEMBER CONCERTS - FREE!
- Chrissy Budzinski, July 20: Chrissy Budzinski is a folk singer/songwriter whose style of music ranges from beautiful heartfelt ballads to upbeat and outrageous fun songs. A native of Titusville, PA, Chrissy started playing guitar when she was twelve - writing her first song at fifteen. She moved to upstate New York in the early 1980’s and has been performing at coffeehouses, bookstores, Pride Picnics and concert halls in New York and Massachusetts. Her biggest musical thrill to date was opening for “BETTY” at Paige Hall, and also opening for Cheryl Wheeler at the Eighth Step in Albany, New York. Chrissy is refreshing and unique. When seeing her in concert, be ready for an unforgettable show of great music and humor that lifts the spirit and takes you on a musical journey until the last note is heard. www.chrissybudzinski.com
- Kate Jordan & CJ
McKenna, August 24: Kate Jordan and CJ McKenna have a special kind of connection, a harmony of emotion which is evident from the first
note. Like a favorite t-shirt, each time this duo appears at the Highlands, they
bring a delightful mix of comfort, warmth and playfulness. Their music reflects
individual styles that while different, work together beautifully. It's
acoustic, rhythmic, touching, funny, familiar and sweet. Ten years of
performances at the Highlands Inn have inspired more than one of their original
songs and they plan to keep on bringing the music, the laughter and the love! https://www.facebook.com/kateandcj
- Brief Awakening, September 7: Brief Awakening is an all-female multi-instrumentalist duo featuring keyboards, mandolin, guitar, hand drums, and strong vocal harmonies. In short, their music is a blend of americana, alternative rock,
and folk. Though they often perform as a trio or a five piece,
they like to keep Highlands Inn performances intimate so they play as a duo at the Inn. They play original music with some covers. Their sound is mellow and uplifting and has been
compared to Tori Amos, The Cranberries, and Fiona Apple. Check out their album "Cardinal
- The Non-Domestiks, September
21: Not your typical duo, Non-Domestiks Rosalba and Katrina are two multi-instrumentalists that bring a unique blend of
keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion and woodwinds to their live performance,
which they enhance with lush harmonies and vocals. They’re bound to please any
audience with their eclectic mix of original tunes that cover many genres
including rock, jazz, folk, techno-pop and mellow ballads (even a little rap!).
The duo quickly gained recognition when they first formed, receiving radio
airplay on the nationally acclaimed Philly college station, WXPN. In addition
to playing prominent venues in Philadelphia and having opened for such artists
as Mary Lee's Corvette, they often tour the New England area with The Highlands
Inn being one of their favorite stops. www.nondomestiks.com
OCTOBER-DECEMBER CONCERTS - FREE!
- Jamie Anderson, October 5: Singer-songwriter-parking lot attendant Jamie Anderson has played her songs in hundreds of venues including women's music festivals, pride events and colleges. She has ten recordings including her newest, Better Than Chocolate. She’s country without the big hair, jazz without the weird chords and bluegrass without the whiney tenor with songs about klepto mother-in-laws, the joy of menopause and moving to the land of maple sugar and hockey. www.jamieanderson.com
- Andrea Paquin, October 12: Andrea knew at a very young age that music touched her soul. She taught herself “Helpless” by Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and played it over and over again until she perfected it...this is where her musical journey began. She taught herself how to play the guitar, bass, harmonica, and how to sing. She played bass and sang harmonies in a band “The Everyday Visuals” for 10 years, while at the same time writing and performing her original music. She has to date recorded 3 albums, with the 4th album “Can You Hear Me?” currently being recorded, and due for release in 2013. Her songs tell vivid stories using clever, memorable melodies and harmonies along with captivating lyrics. And her sound has been compared to that of The Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, and Joni Mitchell. Nathalie Levey of the Northeast Performer Magazine says “Paquin tugs at the heartstrings of her listeners and the rich, cozy humility of her voice goes down like red wine over good conversation.” She has performed at colleges and festivals throughout the country. She performed at Pride in North Hampton MA, Fresno CA, Boston MA, and NH. She has also performed at Raise the Roof Women’s Music Festival in Ontario and she was a finalist in the CT Folk Festival songwriting competition in 2011. www.andreapaquin.com
- Annie Rich, November 2: Singer/Songwriter Annie Rich captivates audiences with her original folk rock music which the Cape Cod Times calls "openhearted and passionate." She is currently supporting her CD "Places of the Heart" and recently released a single titled "Reason to Shine." All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter in Provincetown Ma. Annie plays all around the US and Canada, and has performed at many festivals including Colorado Music Festival, Falmouth Folk Festival, New England Woman's Festival, Go Girls Music Festivals and The Women's Week (Provincetown, MA). She has been heard internationally on various radio stations in the US, New Zealand, England and Costa Rica.
- Emily White, November 16: Indie folk-rock touring singer/songwriter Emily White has been described as standing out "conspicuously from the pack. . .with her hushed, preternaturally haunting vocal delivery (and bewitching sense of indie-rock-informed melody." (Connect Savannah) She has released three albums to date, and has shared the stage with artists like Meg Hutchinson, Peter Mulvey, Bitch, and Ember Swift and has played festivals like Milwaukee PrideFest, OUToberfest, and Ladyfest Midwest. She "adds an infusion of humor, audibly diverse musical influences and a truly singular sound that may leave even the most severe folk cynics entertained." (Asheville Citizen-Times) She loves playing the Highlands Inn and is excited to come back! Check her out at www.emily-white.com.
- Sister Funk, December 7: Hot original music delivered with power, energy and sass; that’s what Sister Funk guarantees in every performance. Sister Funk is being recognized for their 10+ yr accomplishments in music and is being inducted into the Women’s Hall Of Fame in Seneca NY. A plaque in their honor can be viewed on the impressive walls with other remarkable women from yesterday and today! CURVE Magazine describes Sister Funk as “provocative, high energy, and entertaining, these women put on a hot show”. This 2009 Red Door battle of the band winner smashed the competition taking 1st place in every category during the 9 week battle, taking home the GRAND PRIZE cash money & studio time. Who says women can’t rock? www.sisterfunk.com
JANUARY-MARCH 2013 CONCERTS