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Clint Alphin and Kirsten Maxwell
September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Centre on the day of the performance. Prices are $10 for FMSH or Cinema Arts Centre Members / $15 for Nonmembers. There are no advance tickets for this event.
Clint Alphin, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter, shares a concert bill with Huntington’s own Kirsten Maxwell when the monthly Hard Luck Café series resumes at the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue, Huntington) on Thursday, Sept. 20. The 8:30 p.m. concert in the Cinema’s Sky Room will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m.
Clint Alphin won the 2017 Telluride Troubadour Competition, a nationally recognized performing songwriter competition, and had the opportunity to perform a short set on the main stage during the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, a roots-oriented music festival set amid Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains. Alphin, who moved to Nashville in 2003, hails from North Carolina and cites James Taylor, a fellow Tar Heel State native, as a major influence. Previously a Telluride Troubadour finalist in 2013 and 2015, Alphin also was a finalist in the 2015 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and in the 2015 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. His vocal and musical chops were on display during last year’s Huntington Folk Festival and in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. More information on him may be found online at www.clintalphin.com.
No stranger to Long Island audiences, Kirsten Maxwell is a multi-faceted young artist who has drawn comparisons to such timeless singers as Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins. Her vocal range and ability allow her to move seamlessly between genres, broadening the scope of her performances. A prolific songwriter, she has been steadily winning awards, drawing accolades, and building her fan base. An audience-voted Most Wanted to Return artist following the Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Maxwell also was a winner of the South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition that year and took first place in a contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) in 2015. She also has earned juried official showcases at Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Regional Folk Alliance conferences and was part of NERFA Presents Young Folk showcases at the famed Mariposa and Philadelphia Folk Festivals. (www.kirstenmaxwell.com)