Max Shakun, Melissa Weikart, and Emma June Trio
- Indie Folk
Max Shakun (of the folk rock band Parsonsfield) offers a witty twist on the classic singer/ songwriter/ indie acoustic set. Unafraid to traverse his effortlessly smooth falsetto, Max will have you both grooving in your seat, and contemplating the more intricate parts of life.
- Indie Folk
Melissa Weikart is a vocalist, pianist, composer and educator based in Boston, MA. After graduating from Tufts in 2016 (B.A. Music and Spanish), she pursued her Master’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory, where she studied with Carla Kihlstedt, Anthony Coleman, Dominique Eade, and Hankus Netsky.
Melissa co-founded Students Advocating for Gender Equality at NEC, and was awarded an Entrepreneurial Musicianship grant to recompose the album Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys for an all-female ensemble. In December 2017, she released her debut EP “Coffee,” and she is currently working on a full-length album.
Ruby Mac (formerly Emma June Band) was founded on the tenets of friendship. Grounded in their New England roots, their name references a sweet and tart apple——radiantly passionate, and fiery red. Ruby Mac encapsulates both the band’s unapologetic existence and simultaneous commitment to vulnerability and softness.
Comprised of Abbie Duquette on the fretless uke bass, Zoe Young on vocals and guitar, Abby Kahler on vocals and fiddle, and Emma Ayres on vocals and guitar, the band is notorious for their humorous banter, theatrical antics, and energized presence. Inspired by Americana traditions, these four songstresses are rough around the edges with their unabashed harmonies, and pictorial lyricism. As a wise woman in Nashville once said to them: “You deserve what you want.” They want this.
Vocals, Guitar / Emma Ayres
Bass, Vocals / Abbie Duquette
Vocals, Guitar / Zoe Young
Fiddle, Vocals / Abby Kahler