Monday – Amy Carol Webb
“She doesn’t just move us – she moves us forward!”
For many SUUSI attendees, Amy is as familiar as a member of our own family. For those who are new to her, we can pretty much guarantee that she’ll fast become one of your favorite people. This opening concert will set the tone for a fabulous week.
From raucous rhythms to mellifluous melodies, Amy’s music makes brave new territory feel like your own back yard, a transforming celebration of the never-quit pioneering spirit of her Native American great-grandmothers and the soul searching ministrations of her father and grandfather before her. Performing Songwriter says that Amy’s “liquid vocals sing of a better world – and makes it a joyful proposition.” Fall in love with Amy at her website, www.amycarolwebb.com.
Tuesday – Zoe Mulford
Zoe Mulford is an American songwriter whose former hometowns include Durham, NC and Greenbelt, MD and whose current hometowns are Swarthmore, PA and Manchester, England. She is a SUUSI regular and we are thrilled that she’ll be a concert hour performer this year.
Zoe charms audiences with powerful, story-driven songwriting, an engaging stage presence, and an unlabored vocal style. She backs her voice with guitar or claw-hammer banjo, drawing on the traditional music of Appalachia and the British Isles and stealing a few pages from the American Songbook to create music that feels both comfortably lived-in and sparklingly fresh. She has been a Kerrville Newfolk finalist and a Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist. Her songs have been recognized by the Great American Song Contest and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and appeared in SingOut! magazine. Her song “Welcome In Another Year” has become a seasonal favorite on folk radio, and has been covered by many artists. Joan Baez heard Zoe’s song “The President Sang Amazing Grace” on the radio and chose to cover it on her upcoming album. She’s been singing it at a string of concerts benefitting the UNHCR and the Jesuit Refugee Service. Find out more at zoemulford.com.
Wednesday – Dave Nachmanoff
It’s been quite a few years since Dave has been at SUUSI and we’re so excited that he is able to come back this summer.
Growing up in the shadow of the nation’s capital, Dave cut his musical teeth on Pete Seeger, country rock, the Kingston Trio’s early revival folk, ‘80s new wave, and Brit folk á la Fairport Convention, John Martyn, and Ralph McTell. Over the course of a dozen albums and countless tours, he has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Forbert, Firefall, and John Wesley Harding (among many others), at venues ranging from The Bottom Line to the Glastonbury Festival. He’s also paid his dues in myriad classrooms across the United States, sharing his talents and nurturing the next generation of budding troubadours.
SingOut! has praised his “heartfelt, inspired songwriting…with a delivery both biting and assured.” Dave is the winner of the 2001 Just Plain Folks Songwriter of the Year award, a finalist in the 2011 USA Songwriting Competition. Explore his music at www.davenach.com.
Thursday – School of Rock
Always entertaining and raucously wonderful, this group of young people always makes for a fun prelude to the rest of this evening’s entertainment. Our School of Rock performers come to you from their weeklong workshop (#212) and will provide you with an unforgettable musical experience!