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Mark Erelli, Jake Armerding, Lisa Bastoni, & Hayley Sabella

Mark Erelli, Jake Armerding, Lisa Bastoni, & Hayley Sabella

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Mark Erelli

  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Singer/Songwriter

“All the things that brought me comfort, they just seem tired and  worn, what always used to work ain’t working anymore,” sings award-winning, Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Mark Erelli, a few songs in to his forthcoming release Blindsided.

Mining the same gritty yet soulful territory as John Hiatt’s Bring The Family or Bonnie Raitt’s Nick Of Time, Erelli contemplates the delicate tension between love and commitment, faith and family, disillusionment and hope. But this isn’t a confession from the therapist’s couch, it’s rock ’n roll, and Erelli is clearly taking his cues from heroes like Petty and Prine.

Erelli has forged a colorful career by making the art of “being everywhere all the time” seem effortless. It’s hard to think of another artist who seems equally at home serving as a sideman for GRAMMY-winning artists like Paula Cole, Marc Cohn, and Josh Ritter, or producing albums for Lori McKenna, as he does writing and producing his own material, like last year’s “By Degrees,” on which he was joined by a host of voices including Rosanne Cash and Sheryl Crow. That song was nominated for “Song Of The Year” at the 2019 Americana Music Awards, and served to reintroduce Erelli to a wider audience. And just in time, because Blindsided combines the exuberance of Erelli’s signature sound with the wisdom that comes with over 20 years of songwriting, capturing an artist at a point in his career where he is clearly digging deep and swinging for the fences.

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Jake Armerding

  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Pop
  • Singer/Songwriter

Violinist-composer Jake Armerding creates an unholy racket of 80’s pop, Suzuki classical and New England bluegrass.

Lisa Bastoni

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Join us to celebrate the release of Lisa Bastoni’s new album How We Want to Live. Produced by award-winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sean Staples, the album features guest performances by Mark ErelliRose Cousins, and Lula Wiles.

Lisa Bastoni is a Northampton-via-Boston-based singer-songwriter. Following a ten-year break from music, her album The Wishing Hour (2017), produced by Felix McTeigue, and recorded in the kids’ playroom in the wee hours of the night, debuted as #1 most-played on Boston’s WUMB and led to a number of songwriting awards and an active performance schedule. Lisa is a winner of the 2019 Kerrville (TX) Festival New Folk Contest, and has shared the stage with Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell, The Secret SistersRegina SpektorArlo Guthrie and many more.

Hayley Sabella

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Hayley Sabella’s music is just shy of fitting in. Massachusetts-born but Nicaragua-raised, Hayley mixes gripping melodies with honest, intimate lyrics to create sonic landscapes both spare and lush, all delivered with unabashed earnestness. Hayley’s distinct style has led to invitations to support legendary artists including Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder, and Ryley Walker, to name a few. Her music has garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone Country, Billboard, and The Bluegrass Situation, among other publications.

“What’s unquestionable is Sabella’s songwriting skills and intimate vocal delivery, as evidenced on her second album, Forgive the Birds, a 10-song mix of affecting ballads and hook-heavy uptempo sing-alongs.” -Billboard 

“Sounds like a time-lapse recording of the weather-beaten New England coast – sometimes cold and deadly, other times refreshing and full of life…Hayley Sabella’s folk-tinted Americana captures the duality of the natural world.” -Rolling Stone Country

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