Romance Addicts Anonymous: Songs Celebrating Life after Codependency
This homecoming concert will feature Rory Michelle’s and Olivia’s original acoustic songs as well as material from each of their musical theatre pieces in development. The theme celebrates the healing power of friendship, spirituality, and emotional growth. Local Boston musicians will accompany Rory Michelle and Olivia intermittently throughout the evening.
Rory Michelle Sullivan
Listeners have called Rory Michelle Sullivan’s music “entrancing”, “most enjoyable … worshipful as well as fun” and “clever, honest, soul-bearing folk songs that transcend place, time, and circumstance and stir the imagination and tug gently but deservedly and genuinely at your heartstrings.” From upbeat anthems to intimate ballads, Rory Michelle will make you laugh, cry, and of course – sing along.
Rory Michelle has recorded four studio albums and performed internationally, including at the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival on the same stage graced by folk legends Peter Yarrow and Dar Williams. Rory Michelle and her music have been featured at festivals such as ISH, Cincinnati’s Jewish and Israeli Arts and Cultural Festival, on the Emerging Artist Showcase on Jewish Rock Radio, and in Philadelphia RowHome magazine.
Rory Michelle’s work explores relating to ourselves, others, and a spiritual Source in healthy, authentic, creative, and constructive ways. Her Jewish-themed musical endeavor, The God Album, includes fun folk, funk, rock, and swing music with songs infused, inspired, and informed by Jewish text. She is currently working on a musical. Watch the trailer, hear the music, and learn more at risinginlovethemusical.com.
Taking her cues from the likes of Hoagy Carmichael, Dr Teeth & the Electric Mayhem, and The Sons of the Pioneers, Brownlee smacks of timeless, quality taste and a heckuva good time for a broad audience. Her original songs are folksy, cheeky, and thought-provoking—her stories are insightful—her charm is undeniable. Whether by house concert or recording, bringing this modern-day bard into your home will not disappoint.
In 2013 Olivia began working on a communications course she calls “Music as a Second Language” and hopes its continued development will be the answer to her interest in cross-cultural collaboration.