Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen will give concert on May 4
The Pioneer Valley Folklore Society is proud to announce a special event — An Evening with Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen.
The concert will take place on Saturday, May 4, 7:00 p.m., at the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA (see map).
Proceeds will support the operation of the series of Song & Story Swaps held at the Nacul Center on the first Saturday of each month, except July and August.
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen have been performing together for over 20 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their five duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, from the WFMT Midnight Special (Chicago) to The Boston Globe.
Described as "one of the best songwriters in the folk idiom" by Sing Out Magazine, Steve Gillette has been writing songs since the 1960's. His compositions have been covered by Ian and Sylvia, John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, and many others. But Steve's own versions are some of the best, with his warm baritone voice and his unique finger-picking guitar style (using a flat-pick and two fingers). Steve has many solo and duo (with Cindy Mangsen) recordings available. His solo album, Texas and Tennessee, was named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year by Tower Records. Steve has conducted songwriting workshops all over the US and Canada, and is on the Board of Directors of the Kerrville Folk Festival. He is author of the book Songwriting and the Creative Process, a standard text in songwriting groups.
Cindy Mangsen is "one of the finest singers in American folk music" (Come for to Sing). Accompanying herself on guitar, banjo, concertina, or mountain dulcimer, Cindy is known for her compelling interpretations of traditional ballads, as well as for her own writing and her wonderful ear for harmony. She has recorded several solo albums (Songs of Experience received the Editor's Choice Award from Crossroads), as well as collaborations with Steve Gillette, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Michael Smith. Her latest solo album, Cat Tales, is devoted to "songs of the feline persuasion." Cindy has led singing and ballad workshops at the Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia and The Woods in Ontario, Canada.
Admission for the concert is $18 ($15 for seniors and children under 13).http://compassrosemusic.com.
For information about the concert contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or visit http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.