Catie Curtis, Blame Sally, Maia Sharp: Voices United Benefit
Friday, November 13, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

A benefit for Americans United for Separation of Church and State

$55 Premium (advance only – 154 seats) / $42 GA Advance / $46 GA Door

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November 13 8:00 pm

There is premium seating available for this show. Please see seating chart below.

 

A benefit for Americans United for Separation of Church and State

 

“Any fool can write a love-gone-wrong song,” says the Boston Globe. “It takes a real genius to write a love-gone-right one. No urban songwriter does that better than Catie Curtis.” Love gone right – it’s a tricky subject. There’s a risk of sounding naïve or trite, but Catie somehow manages to balance hard-earned experience with wonder, melding catchy melodic hooks with heartfelt vocals. “If I don’t kiss you now, I will never sleep again,” she sings in “Kiss That Counted,” which won a Boston Music Award for Song of the Year. Since she first started touring in 1995, she’s recorded 13 albums, including her latest, Flying Dream, which Freelance Folkie calls “insidiously good.” Catie’s original songs have been featured on several television shows, including Alias, Dawson's Creek, and Grey’s Anatomy. The New Yorker dubbed her “a folk-rock goddess.” Tonight, her inspiring music, high energy, and sparkling sense of humor will benefit Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a cause she’s been supporting since 2012.

 

Blame Sally has long been a Freight favorite. “The four women in Blame Sally light up a club when they launch into one of their feel-good tunes,” says the East Bay Express. “They’re all charismatic performers, but they’ve endeared themselves to their fans by becoming anti-rock stars. They’re warm and approachable, both on stage and off, treating fans like an extended family. The band members put their heart and soul into every note, and while they have an identifiable sound, their music defies easy categorization. They’re as likely to play a mellow folk ballad as a flat-out rocker, or follow a moody pop tune with some country funk.” The band’s popularity now extends far beyond their home base in the Bay Area. When they toured the United Kingdom, they won rave reviews. “Blame Sally are the best all female four piece band that I have ever heard,” says the website americanrootsuk.com. “They are highly skilled musicians when it comes to their instrumental licks and all four are tremendous songwriters and lead vocalists with their harmonies being just about unmatchable!” Pam Delgado plays percussion and guitar, Renee Harcourt plays guitar, bass, banjo, and harmonica, Jeri Jones plays guitar, bass, dobro, and mandolin, Monica Pasqual plays piano, accordion, and melodica, and they all sing – beautifully!

 

“There is a string attached to Maia Sharp’s voice,” says Kathy Mattea. “And when she sings, you find that the other end is attached to your gut. Her voice is lush and sensual and the emotions she articulates resonate with the small feelings we have that sometimes are hard to face.” Maia is not only a gifted singer, she’s a prodigious songwriter who has written songs for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, the Dixie Chicks, Trisha Yearwood, Lisa Loeb, Edwin McCain, and Art Garfunkel. She has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, Acoustic Café, World Café, CBS Early Morning, and the Today Show, and her new album The Dash Between the Dates will be available everywhere October 16, 2015.

 

 

 

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