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

Bearing witness to small details and fleeting moments is what dignifies our everyday stories, rendering the mundane profound.

This principle has governed Erelli’s approach to his two decade career, including 11 solo albums, stints accompanying Josh Ritter, Paula Cole and Anais Mitchell, and a pair of records he produced for GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lori McKenna. Ever since Billboard magazine heralded the “simple, atmospheric grace” of his Signature Sounds debut, Erelli’s belief in the sacredness of an examined life has driven him between the ostensible extremes of lullabies and murder ballads, western swing and protest anthems. Whether he’s holding a pen or a Telecaster, Erelli’s music welcomes even the casual listener, but those who choose to dig more deeply are richly rewarded.

Perhaps that is what Folk Alley hears in Erelli’s songs, when it encourages people to “listen close; there’s sure to be something in there to break your heart a split second before it leads you straight to grace.”

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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 hails mostly from the New England coast. Inspired by the dramatic landscape and vast seasonal changes that range as much in temperature as they do in color, she reaches for the earth itself in its various forms to give her a sense of belonging. As the daughter of musicians and missionaries, this brought her to experience pivotal years of her childhood in Central America. Naturally, music became a tool through which she could make sense of the world and put down roots, despite a lingering feeling of displacement.

As evidenced in her songs, there is a lustrous display of tension and relief; a relationship between vulnerability and strength, death and rebirth, pain and love. Existing in performance as much as in song, this ongoing conflict allows audiences to gain a glimpse of Sabella’s true persona; she may break your heart, but shortly thereafter will invite you in for a cup of tea, enjoyed most with whiskey.

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