The music of 90-Mile Portage is a surprising fusion of the two members' disparate musical worlds. Singer/guitarist Jamie Kallestad comes from a folk/bluegrass background, while Ben Cosgrove is a rising composer of geographically inspired "place music"
Set to Cosgrove's lush and unconventional arrangements, Kallestad's songs take flight, his lake-clear vocals and needlepoint lyrics carried aloft on strange and beautiful instrumental layers. 90MP released a 5 song EP of their work in the spring 2013 and are slowly and quietly working hard on a full-length album. Stay tuned voyageurs!
Fans describe Erica Leigh as: Adele meets Ingrid Michaelson. John Mayer calls her voice, "Soulful & sexy!" Using a microphone & a paintbrush, musician-artist Erica Leigh aims to inspire, uplift & make the world a little less lonely! After nearly losing her voice to cancer, she delivers a depth of meaning behind every note & every brush stroke she makes. Her debut album Puzzle Heart is 7 stunning tracks that are pieced together with stories for everyone to relate to, & original album artwork, featuring a self-portrait bursting with color!
Evan Miller is a singer/songwriter who's music will feature a blend of folk and rustic soul, both covers and originals. His music draws comparisons to Amos Lee, John Mayer, Ray Charles, and Ray Lamontagne.
20 Park Ave (Backyard Entrance at 31 Winter St), Somerville (see map on right)
Saturday, May 18 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Husband and wife duo performing acoustic Folk and Americana covers...perfect for the Porch, or in this case the backyard (between 31 and 33 Winter St). So come on by and relax to a few tunes to accompany what should be a great afternoon in Somerville!
Jeremiah Birnbaum is a "rootsy, soulful troubadour" (Time Out, London) with his own brand of "raucous alt-country...a rabbi's son with a touch of whiskey burning his soul" (New York Magazine, Critic's Pick). His most recent release is "Lucky," recorded stripped-down and mostly live in the studio. By January 2013, the record reached #31 on the Roots Music Report charts for New York artists, receiving spins coast-to-coast on many independent folk radio stations, including WFUV in New York.
Ten Willows is a collaborative project, featuring the music of Todd Marston (piano, guitar, voice, accordion, percussion), Neil Pearlman (piano, mandolin, banjo), and Dylan Sherry (saxophones). They perform a wide range of song styles, from folk and rock to jazz and scottish fiddle tunes.