Tonight’s concert features Low Lily. Hailing from Vermont, LOW LILY explores the roots and branches of American folk music, creating a unique brand of acoustic music that is rooted yet contemporary. Low Lily– Liz Simmons (vocals, guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals, fiddle)– are masterful players, composers and arrangers with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian sounds. Originally from California, Liz developed a unique vocal, guitar and songwriting style that draws from her childhood raised by folk musicians, and her studies in the folk and ballad traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England and America as well as contemporary folk music. She has toured with Livingston Taylor, 3X Grammy winner Tom Chapin, and Lucy Wainwright Roche, to name a few. Flynn, an Ohio native, holds a degree in Composition from Dartington College (Devon) and an MA from Mills College (CA), and has toured worldwide with numerous notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music, including John Whelan, Cathy Ryan and Ruth Moody of the Wailin’ Jennys. Lissa grew up in Maine as an active member of the folk community, graduated from The New England Conservatory of Music and has performed internationally as a solo artist and with Solas and Childsplay, among others. Together as Low Lily, these still relatively young but well-seasoned musicians bring their considerable strengths, experience and history together to create an undeniably rich and versatile musical palette.
Low Lily was recently voted #1 Most Wanted at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY), they have had two #1 songs on international folk radio, and have been nominated for two New England Music Awards.
Opener – Timberdoodle Crossing is a unique Americana folk group crossing the divide between traditional old time and bluegrass music. With dynamic configurations of foot-stomping, old time fiddle licks, clawhammer banjo, bluegrass rhythm, harmony vocals, and instrumental breaks, Timberdoodle Crossing beckons its listeners to celebrate the relationship between traditional old time and bluegrass roots.
The Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse is a ministry of the Perkasie Mennonite Church. The coffeehouse is warm and cozy, with lots of atmosphere. It is a place where people can enjoy fellowship and see some of the best performers available up close and personal, in an intimate setting. Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse is located in the church fellowship hall, which is air conditioned and handicap accessible.
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for adults 65 and over; students 13 and up, $6; 12 and under free. All ticket sales at door, no advance sales, no reservations. Delicious desserts and drinks are available. The doors open at 7:00 and performances begin at 7:30.
A portion of our proceeds at each concert will be donated to a local or international social cause. This month’s benefit is Blue Butterfly, an innovative educational media program for young Haitian children, designed and developed in Haiti. You can also drop off donations of non-perishable food at Patchwork for Pennridge FISH at all our concerts.