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Off The Common
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First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
   

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio
May 6, 2017

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Off The Common May 6

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, Still She Will Fly.  It features the multi-genre depth of Heather’s songwriting – ranging from folk ballads to blues to New Orleans traditional jazz – their intricate instrumental arrangements, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies.  The title track was the #2 single on the Folk radio charts in 2015, and three other songs (‘Ain’t Gotten Around,’ ‘You Don’t Know Him The Way I Do,’ and ‘Make It Mine’) were in 2015’s Top 100 Folk singles.  They are currently wrapping up work on their first full-length record, which is scheduled for a spring 2017 release.
 
Heather Pierson (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, piano) is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer. With eight previous solo recordings under her belt, Heather’s wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, angelic voice, and world-class chops have catapulted her into the spotlight.   

Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a veteran touring artist, producer, engineer, songwriter, and performer. Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice and a mighty arsenal of instruments that come to life in his capable hands, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful, and engaging musical presence.
 
Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) brings a rock solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz.

 

Also Appearing - Emily Mure

Emily Mure at Off The Common May 6

New York City native, Emily Mure, first entered the performing world as a classical oboist, playing in some of New York’s biggest concert halls as a teenager. In college, she started writing songs and playing guitar, which gave her a new creative freedom. Drawn to folk and Irish Traditional music, she attended a summer music program at The University of Limerick. Emily fell in love with Ireland and later lived there for 6 months, making her living performing on the streets of Galway. She has two full-length albums and a few singles, including a recently released cover of Elliott Smith’s Between The Bars, as well as a song written for her husband on their wedding day, The Wedding Song.

Emily Mure's lyrical melodies and voice, which take on a similar quality to that of her first dark and reedy instrument, are secondary to her everyday practice of poetry writing and journaling. Her willingness to be vulnerable and honest will pull you in and allow you the same.

2017 / 2018 Schedule

 

General Information


The 2016/2017 Season --

 

Oct 1

Kerri Powers with Carrie Ferguson

 

Nov 5

Greg Greenway

 

Dec 3

Atwater-Donnelly with The Vox Hunters

 

Jan 7

The Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert

 

Feb 4

Don White

 

Mar 4

The Boxcar Lilies with Sparrow Blue

 

Apr 1

Bill Staines

 

May 6

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio with Emily Mure

Previous Seasons