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.
August 11, 2018
Brianne and Mary’s musical talents blend and harmonize perfectly, speaking to the listener intimately through their sensitivity and depth of emotional expression. Brianne began performing with Mary in 2013 at her second cd release party. They have been performing ever since at various venue’s including Infinity Hall (Norfolk, CT), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artists Showcase), Merryall Center for the Arts (New Milford, CT), and the The Mews (Provincetown, MA). Their influences are evident in their sound. You may hear some traces of Sarah Mclachlan, Joni Mitchell, Indigo Girls, and Beatles.
Brianne Chasanoff (Singer/Songwriter) is a classically trained vocalist and pianist, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education concentrating in Voice and Piano and a Master’s Degree in Studio Composition. She performs various styles of music from Broadway and classical to pop. Her vast experience and love for all styles of music shine through in her songwriting compositions reaching listeners of all ages and tastes. Brianne has released two albums which can be purchased on CDBaby.com and ITunes and have been aired on various local radio stations as well Pandora Internet Radio.
Mary Gardner is a multi-instrumentalist that specializes in percussion and world music. She has received acclaim for her fluency in a wide variety of styles from contemporary music to traditional Irish to Brazilian folk tunes, having traveled and studied abroad in Ireland and London. Her performances include many notable world venues. Mary received her Bachelor¹s degree in Music Education and Performance and her Masters Degree in Percussion Performance.
Learn more about Brianne Chasanoff here.
September 15, 2018
Kate and CJ met 20 years ago, spent 10 years traveling, performing and recording music “all over this land”, including many times at Highlands Inn. They’ve shared the stage with tremendous performers but sharing the joy with a beautiful group of friends, new and old, in a beautiful place, is what they do most happily! Both have a deep reverence for a finely crafted song – you’ll hear classics in many genres, originals and perhaps an obscure gem. You will find yourself singing along, playing along, humming, tapping, laughing, smiling, dreaming – sometimes all at once!
Learn more about Kate & CJ here.
September 29, 2018
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 6, 2018
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.
October 13, 2018
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 20, 2018
Elizabeth Lorrey crafts a dark blend of edgy, intense acoustic rock. At once deeply personal and painfully universal, Lorrey’s lyrics will stay with you long after the last note fades away. And while her polished, professional recordings are mesmerizing, her live shows have made her a local favorite with a growing fan base in the northeast. She has also opened for Amy Ray.
Learn more about Elizabeth Lorrey here.
November 3, 2018
November 17, 2018
By possessing the ingenious intellect and activist zeal of Ani DiFranco combined with the poetic skepticism of Leonard Cohen, Kulnys is artfully cementing her place in the history books…the ballad-aesthetic of early Tori Amos…her achingly honest, yet beautifully created craftsmanship is as vast as the North Atlantic Ocean. Spin the cheekiness of Dolly Parton with the overt sexuality of Kinnie Starr, then dash the toe-tapping rhythms of Newfoundland’s Colleen Power to conjure up a sense of her multi-dimensional musical talents.” – Shannon Webb-Campbell for Filly.ca
Playing guitar and piano, she opens the hearts of her audiences with her vulnerability, passion, and contagious joy. A Watson Fellow for Folk Music for Social Change, an Oberlin Composition Dept. grad, and a songwriter of 20 years, Erika’s music spans folk, pop, jazz and world. Erika has collaborated with Bruce Guthro, Ferron, Paul Jefferson and Rose Vaughan, and has shared stages with Dave Gunning, Dar Williams, Richie Havens, Guy Davis, Josh Ritter, and Richard Thompson.
Learn more about Erika Kulnys here.
November 24, 2018
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 1, 2018
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.
December 15, 2018
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.