January 6, 2007
... a little bit country ... a little bit ivy league
iz describes country music as her native blues form, a music that cuts to the core of human experience and allows people to connect on a deeper level. "Everyone understands what it feels like to be in love, to miss your hometown, or to suffer a heartbreak," Carlisle says. A public school graduate from Missoula, Montana, Liz graduated Summa cum Laude from Harvard this past June with a senior thesis in ethnomusicology, a study of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
er writing and stage presence has a powerful ability to erase the boundaries between country, pop, acoustic music, red state, blue state. She sings original songs that cull the heart of country music, the soul-searching of folk, and the lift of pop.
iz opened tonight's show with her first tribute to her Big Sky home state of Montana. It was just the beginning of a thrilling and varied set of songs performed with power and finesse.
Liz photos by Neale Eckstein
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ather-son team David and Adrian Mowry comprise the Philadelphia-based roots revivalist band Beaucoup Blue that features a mix of blues/roots originals by both Mowrys as well as choice covers. Young Adrian plays six- and 12-string guitar, long-experienced blues master David handles six-string, slide and dobro guitar, and both men share vocal and song-writing duties.
eaucoup Blue has a heavy blues influence, but also draws on country, folk, jazz and rock for their creative acoustic blues based folk music. Their voices work superbly together with something to say from the bottom of their hearts.
his duo has been challenging audiences with their blend of new and experienced talents, and their performance here on the back end of this exciting evening did not disappoint ... their rousing blues and subtle ballads covered a wide range of roots music which brought our audience to cheer ...
... this was an exciting opportunity to see these multigenerational emerging artists and what this balance has to offer.
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Opening for our show tonight were our featured open mike performers:
Richard treated us to his tribute to his home state of Montana
Our host this evening was Ira Perlman.