The Promise Is Hope & Rosemere Road

The Promise Is Hope & Rosemere Road

  • Folk
  • Indie
  • Singer/Songwriter

The Promise Is Hope

  • Contemporary
  • Folk
  • Indie
  • Singer/Songwriter

“Folk that makes you feel stuff” is at the heart of what Ash & Eric L’Esperance create through their collaborative indie-folk project, The Promise is Hope. Their music marries two distinctly talented songwriters whose sound draws from the deep and vast well of the roots music tradition.

Ashley’s airy and intoxicating tone (think Alison Krauss) blends beautifully with Eric’s sweet, deep voice (think Cat Stevens). The two artists complement each other in every respect. With tightly woven harmonies, two acoustic guitars, and intimate songwriting, the pair presents a beautifully moving, inspired & connected set. Their authentic and easy stage presence coupled with personal anecdotes are the icing on the cake, creating a show that’s not to miss. PopMatters says, “It is folk music, but folk that doesn’t find any quick or easy comparisons. Instead, it might be said that the L’Esperances have found their unique path within the storied tradition.”

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Rosemere Road

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

They say home is where the heart is, and for family band Rosemere Road that statement rings particularly true. Sisters Carson and Emmery Brakke grew up in suburban Rhode Island just down the road from their cousin Kara McKee, all singing folk songs in their parents’ living rooms from as early on as they can remember.

It wasn’t until 2016, however, when the girls found themselves once again down the road from each other, this time in Boston, that they had the idea to try their hand at making their own music together. Needless to say, it was a natural fit. With influences ranging from Tori Amos to Emmylou Harris to The Shirelles, Rosemere Road brings an edgy depth to their traditional folk sound. While their songs sometimes deviate from the traditional folk trio style, their message resonates with the genre: telling stories of lost love and hard times, with just the right combination of sorrow and optimism, and the knowledge that singing in three part harmony is a lot more fun when you do it with people you love.

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