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Rachel Sumner

ep release with special guest Ian Fitzgerald

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM
Tickets
$15 / Members $13

Rachel Sumner

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Singer/Songwriter

Rachel Sumner

  • Acoustic
  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Singer/Songwriter

Rachel Sumner is an award winning singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Red Line Roots describes her as, “a modern day queen of bluegrass fusion and emotive roots writing.”

Sharing front-woman duties, Rachel writes and performs with roots-pop band Twisted Pine, who just released their eponymous album in 2017 on Signature Sounds Recordings.

Rachel is a frequent collaborator with local musicians. With her musical partner Sam Moss and Michael Siegel, she formed Sumner & Moss, a group rooted in traditional American musics weaving close harmonies into classic country songs alongside their own roots-inspired originals. ​

Ian Fitzgerald

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Hailed as “the songwriter’s songwriter” by the Newport Folk Festival, Ian Fitzgerald has been criss-crossing the country over the past several years singing what he’s written for audiences of all stripes.  Based in New England, Ian performs both as a solo act and as the leader of Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, the group formed in 2017 to bring full-band arrangements of his songs to the stage.  Those songs come from the five albums of original material he has released, including his latest effort You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone.

After having picked up the guitar in his late teens with the simple goal of learning to play the songs of others that had become so integral to his life, Ian began in his early twenties to write songs of his own.  Ian’s first attempts at songwriting coincided with a deepening appreciation of early folk music, which helped establish the path he would follow with his own work.  After three albums in quick succession, Ian evaluated what he’d learned about the songwriting and record-making processes and applied those lessons to his two most recent albums, No Time To Be Tender and You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone.  The result has been a growing recognition of Ian’s work and songwriting ability, including a full touring schedule that has seen him perform in 39 states over the past two years; performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 2015 and 2016; and shows opened for Iris DeMent, Joan Shelley, Twisted Pine, Willy Mason, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves, and many more.  Ian hopes to begin work on his next album in 2018.

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