2018 is the 19th year of our WOMEN’S CONCERT SERIES

The Inn’s intimate setting provides a perfect venue for these talented singer-songwriters. Concerts are Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

The series includes concerts throughout the year.

Please check this page throughout the year for updates. We’ll be adding concerts during the year, and there may be some schedule changes, so check often!

Our house concerts are for inn guests only.


December 31, 2018

Violet Willows

Violet Willows is a Connecticut based duo featuring Brianne Chasanoff (piano, lead vocals), and Mary Gardner (percussion, guitar, bass, vocals).  Brianne and Mary’s musical talents blend and harmonize seamlessly, speaking to the listener intimately through their sensitivity and depth of emotional expression. Past performances include Infinity Hall (Norfolk, CT), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artists Showcase), Merryall Center for the Arts (New Milford, CT), Voices Cafe (Westport, CT), The Mews (Provincetown, MA), and Tin Pan Alley (Provincetown, MA). Although their sound is unique, they have been compared to Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, and Indigo Girls. Violet Willows will take you on a journey and make you laugh, cry, sing-along, and reminisce. You may even win some prizes! Ring in the New Year with this memorable musical duo!

 

Learn more about Violet Willows  here.

January 19, 2019

Ukelele Play Along

Discover the ease and joy of making music among friends. The journey begins with a single note.
On the evening of January 19th, Emily Nyman will lead a “Ukelele Play Along”.  This instructional jam session is free to all guests of the Inn, and includes all level instruction and easy to play, super fun songs (booklet provided).

Bring your own Uke if you have one, or borrow one of ours.
You may also bring other instruments (percussion, guitar etc.) if you want.
Or, just sit back and take it all in.
All levels of ability are welcome!

Treat yourself to the joy of music and good company.

There will be the opportunity to schedule a private music lesson with Emily ($25 per ½ hour; uke, guitar, or piano).

Emily and her wife Lynn have performed at the Inn for over 20 years. Emily is a music instructor at the Community College of Vermont.

February 16, 2019

The Non-Domestiks

The Non-Domestiks return to their favorite home away from home. Rosalba and Katrina are two multi-instrumentalists that bring a unique blend of harmonies, keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion and woodwinds to their live performance of original music and covers. Their music consists of many different influences and styles from simple pop to rock and lite jazz with a little of something for everyone!

Learn more about The Non-Domestiks here.

February 23, 2019

The Wellfleet WomYn

The Wellfleet Womyn is a native of Cape Cod. She has been writing and performing music throughout the United States, Canada and Costa Rica. She has recorded four albums and is in the studio with her newest CD. She has been featured on television as well as radio.
The Wellfleet Womyn is often described as a quiet woman but explodes with power as she captivates audiences with her gift for writing. She opens the hearts of all who hear her. It is apparent only seconds into her recording “Places of the Heart” that a new journey has begun and a passion has taken hold of each song on her twelve track project of original folk music with a hint of rock. She has been heard internationally on various radio stations in New Zeland, England and Costa Rica.

The Wellfleet Womyn is a frequent Highlands Inn performer and brings joy to the house whenever she is here.

March 2, 2019

Karen Grenier

Singer/songwriter Karen Grenier continues to impress and inspire fans old and new with her soulful voice and crafty melodies. With songs that
express common threads that connects us all, Karen’s performances weave together a melodic and lyrical tapestry of celebration, gratitude, love, loss and longing. Currently writing songs for a new CD, Karen’s Highlands Inn performance will feature some brand new material along with many favorites!

Most recently Karen’s music has been featured on the LGBT documentary “Driving Equality Across America” by Massachusetts filmmaker and activist Christopher Mason (www.drivingequality.com) Karen performs regularly throughout Northeast including Provincetown, Asbury Park, Rehoboth Beach, Philadelphia and throughout New England.

Learn more information about Karen Grenier here.

March 16, 2019

Lynn Deeves

Maine singer-songwriter and Highlands Inn regular, Lynn Deeves honed her musical/performance chops as a “chick-singah” on the New England top-40, rock circuit in the 1980’s-1990’s. She has since released 4 independent CD’s and shared stages with Cheryl Wheeler, Janis Ian, Ferron, Chris Williamson, Tret Fure, Catie Curtis, Suede, disappear fear and many others.

Learn more about Lynn Deeves here.

April 6, 2019

Emily Nyman

With her unique style, poetic lyrics, soothing vocals, and expressive guitar, Emily Nyman’s performance is a real treat. An eclectic mix of tunes, including singer-songwriter, folk, and classic rock, with a sprinkling of blues, country and old standards, Emily’s performance is sure to please audiences of all musical tastes. She connects with her audience in an intimate way, inviting listeners to experience the emotions behind her originals and reminisce to familiar tunes.

Learn more about Emily Nyman here.

April 13, 2019

Emily White

Independent 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 four albums to date, the most recent being the Kai Welch-produced LP “Staking Flags in the Valley.” In creating her show, 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 is based out of Chicago, but travels regularly throughout the US, captivating crowds with her unique voice and favorite Martin guitar, bringing her Southern roots and Midwestern charm to each city she visits.

Learn more about Emily White here.

June 1, 2019

Tammy & Jeana

Singer-songwriters Tammy Laforest and Jeana Marie come together in this emerging Providence based acoustic duo known as Tammy & Jeana. The couple performs upbeat familiar pop songs ranging from folk, classic rock, R&B, and more. Matched with their original love songs and witty stage banter, the pair continues to connect and enchant diverse audiences all over New England. Since meeting and forming the group in 2016, the duo has been featured at a number of LGBT focused regional events including Rhode Island Pride, The Goddess Show (an annual music festival celebrating women in the arts), and Bar Harbor Pride. With Tammy’s award winning and powerfully expressive vocals and Jeana’s seasoned and unique guitar stylings, the couple puts on a smooth listening and harmonic performance.

Learn more about Tammy & Jeana here.

 

 

June 8, 2019

Jessi Mallory

Jessi Mallory is a well known singer/songwriter from Maine. She has toured near and far, and has performed at numerous venues, Pride festivals, casinos, clubs, bars, and more. Jessi built a name for herself when she began performing a Melissa Etheridge cover show in 2003. She’s recorded albums of original music, and has been featured on radio stations from Maine to England. Jessi’s passion for rock and roll stems all the way back to the birth of rock music. What you get with Jessi is variety, truly something for everyone. For her return to The Highland’s Inn, you can expect some great acoustic rock and roll, blues, classic rock, originals and more. Come join Jessi, sing along, and enjoy a night you won’t forget! You can hear samples of her original work here.

June 15, 2019

Antara: "Not Nuns and a Bad Habit"

Antara returns with her friends as Not Nuns and a Bad Habit. She joins Jeanne Chappel and Suzy Harris for fun, familiar songs with guitars and percussion.

Learn more about Antara here, and the nuns here.

June 29, 2019

Sister Funk Trio

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.

For more information about The Sister Funk Trio, click here.

July 6, 2019

Jenica Rayne

Jenica Rayne is a passionate songwriter, accomplished guitarist and seasoned performer. She is a story teller who draws her audience in with lyric driven songs that speak from the heart.
“Jenica’s voice and songs are uniquely her own… her work speaks deeply to our human condition” ~Chris Williamson

Learn more about Jenica Rayne here.

July 27, 2019

Christine Havrilla

Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences all over the U.S.! Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing. Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine states, “This CD (Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass!”

Named “One of the Top Ten Indie Artists” by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “(Havrilla’s) songs are intelligent and moving, the arrangements are incisive and colorful, and, best of all, Havrilla consistently comes across as a confident and seasoned performer.” Christine was nominated for About.com’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, and is called “…raw, simple, wonderful!” by Curve Magazine. Michaela Majoun at 88.5 WXPN applauds her “terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!”

Learn more about Christine Havrilla here.

August 3, 2019

Violet Willows

Violet Willows is a Connecticut based duo featuring Brianne Chasanoff (piano, lead vocals), and Mary Gardner (percussion, guitar, bass, vocals).  Brianne and Mary’s musical talents blend and harmonize seamlessly, speaking to the listener intimately through their sensitivity and depth of emotional expression. Past performances include Infinity Hall (Norfolk, CT), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artists Showcase), Merryall Center for the Arts (New Milford, CT), Voices Cafe (Westport, CT), The Mews (Provincetown, MA), and Tin Pan Alley (Provincetown, MA). Although their sound is unique, they have been compared to Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, and Indigo Girls. Violet Willows will take you on a journey and make you laugh, cry, sing-along, and reminisce. You may even win some prizes!

 

Learn more about Violet Willows  here.

August 31, 2019

Gayle Picard

G.S. Picard bridges the gap between folk and rock, equally at home with a fingerstyle ballad or rhythm driven bootstomper. Her original tunes run the gamut of content and emotion. She has released four CDs and is currently in the studio working on her fifth. She has opened for a variety of artists, including Patty Larkin and Cheryl Wheeler. In addition to her solo work, she also regularly plays the central Massachusetts club circuit with her cover band, Retro Stew, and as a duo with longtime collaborator Ed Morgan in Catch 23. Her energy, wit, and powerful delivery make for an entertaining evening full of great tunes, stories and a surprise or two.

Learn more about Gayle Picard here
and here.

 

September 28, 2019

Jenica Rayne

Jenica Rayne is a passionate songwriter, accomplished guitarist and seasoned performer. She is a story teller who draws her audience in with lyric driven songs that speak from the heart.
“Jenica’s voice and songs are uniquely her own… her work speaks deeply to our human condition” ~Chris Williamson

Learn more about Jenica Rayne here.

October 5, 2019

Karen Grenier

Singer/songwriter Karen Grenier continues to impress and inspire fans old and new with her soulful voice and crafty melodies. With songs that
express common threads that connects us all, Karen’s performances weave together a melodic and lyrical tapestry of celebration, gratitude, love, loss and longing. Currently writing songs for a new CD, Karen’s Highlands Inn performance will feature some brand new material along with many favorites!

Most recently Karen’s music has been featured on the LGBT documentary “Driving Equality Across America” by Massachusetts filmmaker and activist Christopher Mason (www.drivingequality.com) Karen performs regularly throughout Northeast including Provincetown, Asbury Park, Rehoboth Beach, Philadelphia and throughout New England.

Learn more information about Karen Grenier here.

October 12, 2019

Jamie Anderson

Singer-songwriter-parking lot attendant Jamie Anderson has played her songs in hundreds of venues including women’s music festivals, pride events and colleges.

Learn more about Jamie Anderson here.

October 19, 2019

Antara

Whether busy conjuring variations of rhythm folk poetry in song lyrics or exploring the percussive-like dynamics of her trademark guitar riffs, independent folk songstress Antara continues to establish herself as a ‘new’ folk artist who is expanding the forefront of women’s music and the independent folk movement.

Learn more about Antara here.

November 29, 2019

Emily Nyman

With her unique style, poetic lyrics, soothing vocals, and expressive guitar, Emily Nyman’s performance is a real treat. An eclectic mix of tunes, including singer-songwriter, folk, and classic rock, with a sprinkling of blues, country and old standards, Emily’s performance is sure to please audiences of all musical tastes. She connects with her audience in an intimate way, inviting listeners to experience the emotions behind her originals and reminisce to familiar tunes.

Learn more about Emily Nyman here.

December 7, 2019

Sister Funk Trio

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.

For more information about The Sister Funk Trio, click here.

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