Emerald Rae

Emerald Rae

  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Emerald Rae

  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae brings the duo of strings and song to a new plateau with mesmerizing dexterity. Hailing from the historic fishing community of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished folk traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with inventive fiddle effects.

A degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston gave her the freedom to cast a wide creative net, while her grit and intensity was earned during her twenty-year career as a powerhouse fiddler and dancer. Rae embarked on her first journey into songwriting and multi-instrumentalism with If Only I Could Fly [May 2013], featuring her prowess on fiddle, vocals, guitar and the crwth [an ancient Welsh fiddle, pronounced “krooth”], and took to the road from the Canadian Maritimes to Shanghai. Single and video Blackbird [April 2017], a droning, groove-heavy version of the traditional Scottish Ballad, showcases her signature ornamented vocals and robust fiddling accompanied by a laid back djembe.

Zeroing in on the synergy of voice and fiddle, the self-produced self-titled album Emerald Rae [May 2018] offers a rare scope of vision and reveals her depth as an artist. Rae’s extraordinary chops transform the fiddle into anything from bagpipes to flamenco or electric guitar, slap bass or ukulele. Her direct and intimate voice, alternately high and honeyed then gutsy and soulful, encompasses both wind and sea, animal and etheric. Though intended as a minimalist introspective album, Rae pulls of an impressive level of variety. This collection of homespun vignettes will take you on a journey and leave you spellbound.

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Liv Greene

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Liv Greene is an emerging singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. Raised in a wooded corner of Washington, D.C., Liv discovered her love of song at 12 years old, after teaching herself her first chords on guitar.

After attending Miles of Music Camp, a fiddle camp in New Hampshire, during her freshman year of high school, Liv developed a deepened interest in songwriting as well as Appalachian folk and roots music. She has since felt at home writing and performing old-time, Americana and indie folk music. Her influences are varied and numerous, including Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Elliott Smith, Sarah Jarosz, Patty Griffin, and Aoife O’Donovan- to name just a few.

In summer, Liv is part of a touring americana duo with fiddler and songwriter, Olivia Baxter, called “Liv & Let Liv,” in which she sings, and plays guitar and clawhammer banjo. The two have toured extensively, and have travelled much of the east coast and Canada playing both original and traditional music. Liv Greene was a 2016 YoungArts finalist in Voice (Singer-Songwriter) and is an alum of Interlochen Arts Academy, where she graduated in 2016 with honors, a Fine Arts Award in songwriting, and the singer-songwriter program’s Artist of the Year Award. She is currently in school at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studies Contemporary Improvisation.

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