North Shore Health Project presents: Antje Duvekot & Meg Hutchinson with Allen Estes, Brian Alex, Marina Evans & special guests.
VIP Reception: 6 PM
The North Shore Health Project is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a leading agency for HIV and HCV support in Massachusetts with an exciting concert featuring the best known local singer-songwriters and the very special pairing of Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson, who will share the stage together, in what promises to be an unforgettable night of music!
This special evening promises to be an exceptional night of lively singer-songwriter music performed by Cape Ann’s favorite local performers along with some surprises, topped off by the beautiful voices of two of the country’s premiere contemporaryfolk singers, Antje and Meg. They are sure to delight the audience with their poignant lyrics and entrancing harmonies.
Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston’s top singer songwriters with ‘Big Dream Boulevard’ her debut studio release and ‘the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer’ her follow-up CD. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS. The project was released on acclaimed songwriter Ellis Paul’s label, Black Wolf Records and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted ‘#1 Folk Release of 2006? by the Boston Globe and was named to the ‘Top10 Releases of the Year’ by National Public Radio’s, Folk Alley. Her follow up album ‘the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer’ was produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard features other ‘folk royalty’ such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli. It was voted #1 album of the year 2009 by WUMB 91.9 fm in Boston.
‘Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community.’ ‘The Boston Globe
Meg Hutchinson is a nationally touring songwriter, poet and recording artist on Red House Records. She has released eight albums and won numerous songwriting awards in the US, Ireland and the UK, including recognition from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Billboard Song Contest and prestigious competitions at Merlefest, NewSong, Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mountain.
She has been described as delivering ‘Music as powerful as it is gentle.’ Performer Magazine writes, ‘With a poet’s eye, Hutchinson captures so beautifully that human journey toward peace, toward forgiveness, toward acceptance.’
In recent years, as a result of the messages in her songwriting and her dedication to mental health literacy, Meg has increasingly been asked to be a keynote speaker at universities, conferences and teaching hospitals around the country. This year Meg joined the Active Minds Speakers Bureau ‘ working to change the conversation about mental health at colleges nationwide.
About the North Shore Health Project
Proceeds from the evening’s event concert will support the ongoing mission of the Health Project, which is to promote wellness in people living with HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) by providing advocacy, case management, and holistic and support services in a person-centered, inclusive setting. Since 1988, the North Shore Health Project has been dedicated to helping those infected and affected by HIV, AIDS and HCV. It is the only agency in MA to offer this range of services to people living with HIV, AIDS and HCV. Its activism and commitment to the communities it serves are a model for other like agencies in MA. www.healthproject.org
Concert & Reception (VIP*): $75
Concert Only: $50
Tickets are general admission.
*VIP tickets ($75) are preferred seating and include a very special pre-concert reception and raffle.
Please call Susan Gould Coviello, Executive Director, at 978-283-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details including sponsorship opportunities and for more information about the Health Project.