Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston’s acoustic music scene. She has won the triple crown of songwriting awards: Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (2000), the prestigious Kerrville Festival Best New Folk Award (2006), and a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act (2006). Her song “Merry Go Round” was featured in a national TV advertising campaign for Bank of America in 2007 and was played during the Super Bowl. Dave Marsh of Rolling Stone Magazine said of her debut CD, “Big Dream Boulevard”, “This is a brilliant, brilliant album. I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin.” Her latest CD “The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer” was voted WUMB’s #1 album of 2009.
Learn more about Antje at http://www.antjeduvekot.com.
Wielding a voice that defies the size of her body and strong storytelling sensibilities, Emilia Dahlin has carved out her name as a unique songstress. She weaves mesmerizing tales (complete with Greek myths, robotic messiahs, epic floods, and tax evaders) with raw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals.
Learn more about Emilia at http://www.emiliadahlin.com
This concert is a WUMB “Warm Clothes, Warm Hearts” event. Bring gently-used jackets, coats, gloves, mittens, and hats to this show for distribution to area homeless shelters by members of the UMass Boston Golden Key society. Donors will receive a coupon good for a free dessert or drink. Please help us in this cooperative venture with WUMB radio and the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association!
Day of show suggested contribution: $14
65 or over: $9, under 18: $5, family: $28