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Over the course of her twenty five year touring career, Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar and piano along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range.
Loudon Wainwright III is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and occasional actor. He has released twenty-four studio albums, four live albums, and collaborated with Judd Apatow on the soundtrack for his film Knocked Up. Wainwright’s latest album, Lifetime Achievement establishes his singular talent as one of the foremost six-string musician. “Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.” – New York Times
When most people think of defiant music, they think of punk rock or outlaw country. Defying genres is hard to pin down when it comes to artistry—unless you’re Miss Tess. She has employed all of her influences (jazz, country, blues and old school rock and roll) and talents, while cleverly taking standard perspectives, like the definition of a love song, to task. After over a decade on the road, she’s not made her home in Nashville — by way of Baltimore, Boston, and Brooklyn. There, Miss Tess has found a creative community that encourages and embraces wide artistic exploration and expression as much as she does.
As much known these days for her storytelling as for her songs, Zoë Lewis’s performances are upbeat and fun, almost circus-like yet poignant and oftentimes political. She plays vintage jazz and world beat grooves on anything from the piano to the spoons. Originally from the UK, Lewis has called Provincetown her home for the last 28 years. She’s traveled to over 70 countries picking up musical inspirations and stories along the way, released 10 albums of original material, toured with Judy Collins, the Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Nanci Griffiths and has even opened for Pat Benetar on the ukulele.
John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse and musician mecca, Godfrey Daniels, in eastern Pennsylvania in the 1970s. His rich multifaceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion caught the attention of critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe. Gorka has released 14 albums and toured worldwide, including Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland and Germany.
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 1990s when buzz started spreading in folk clubs about a former multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ‘em dead at open mics. His star has risen steadily since then, and he’s made an indelible mark on the folk and acoustic music scenes with his free spirited performances, powerful lyrics, and pop-friendly melodies.