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Sloan Wainwright and EVA
A Hurdy Gurdy Noteworthy Night

February 4, 2017

8 pm


Singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright’s music is a combination of songwriting ability, a rich contralto voice, and an easy command of a variety of AmericanImage result for sloan wainwright musical styles, including folk, jazz, blues and pop.  The result is a soulful, hybrid style that adds intensity and warmth to her renditions of both original songs and folk music standards. Her musical talent runs deep: Loudon Wainwright is her brother, Rufus Wainwright is her nephew, Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche are her nieces.

 In addition to writing songs, performing and recording them, Sloan composes music for theater and dance and conducts master songwriter workshops. She is a regular participant at such prestigious song camps as Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, Summersongs, Wintersongs, WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week, Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, Moab Folk Camp and Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat. She has released seven CDs, to date.

 Sharing the Hurdy Gurdy co-bill with Sloan will be EVA, a trio comprised of Kath Buckell, Liz Simmons and Nicole Zuraitis. With roots in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, EVA performs a mix of traditional, contemporary and original folk music, blending powerful three-part harmony with time-honored musical traditions. The trio has been touring with singer-songwriters Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and Melanie.

 AuImage result for eva folk musicstralian Kath Buckell is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist currently beased in New York City. She has been among the top 40 performers on both Roots/Americana and AAA radio stations across the country. She won an honorable mention at the Mid Atlantic Song Contest for her song, “Orphaned by The Colour of My Skin.” She has recorded with the Harlettes (Bette Midler’s backup trio), Darlene Love, and Ula Hedwig, with whom she sang a rendition of her own song, “Bird of Mine.”

Liz Simmons grew up listening to her mother sing traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America and to her father playing New Orleans brass music. Since then, she has developed a vocal and guitar style that draws from folk, roots and ballad traditions as well as contemporary folk music.  Her original melody for the traditional song “False Sir John” reached number one on the international folk DJ charts. She is known from her work with Low Lily (formerly Annalivia), the John Whelan Band and Long Time Courting Band. Her singing is featured in the 2013 film, “Time and Changes,” written and directed by Ernest Thompson.

 Brooklyn-based vocalist, songwriter and pianist, Nicole Zuraitis has been praised for the remarkable range of her voice. Her recent accolades include being one of five finalists at the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner of the 2015 Johnny Mercer and People’s Choice Award in the National American Traditions Competition. She won the Herb Alpert ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award in 2014 and the Songdoor International Songwriting Award in 2013.






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