Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Buttonwood Events June 29th to July 2nd

June 28th, 2017
605 Main Street / PO Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457 / 860.347.4957

Kerri Powers, with special guest Ed Iarusso
Friday, June 30 @ 8-10pm   $15  (Reservations suggested)

Come to the Buttonwood this weekend to hear New England pioneer, Kerri Powers, accompanied by pedal steel wiz Ed Iarusso showcasing the "homespun, sparse and understated" sounds of her new self-titled album.

Powers started playing professionally in local coffeehouses throughout her native New England, and went on to release several well-received albums in the new millennium, culminating in Faith in the Shadows in 2009. Two of her songs were later featured on the Fox series “Rescue Me” starring Denis Leary. After taking time off to get married and raise her young son she returned to performing, counting among her credits the Boston Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival, among other prestigious gatherings. She’s also toured Europe while opening for Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith in The Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.

This flurry of activity recently culminated in a new self-titled album, her first effort in five years. With a track list that includes eight searing self-penned songs along with incisive covers of Janis Ian’s “Jesse,” and The Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody,” it ranks as Powers’ most accomplished collection to date. “The recording was a last minute decision,” she recalls. “The idea was to cut a couple of tracks simply to see how it would go.”

The results – a sound that’s homespun, sparse and understated — provide another ideal showcase for Powers’ intimate and expressive song writing, as well as her adroit ability to interpret the works of others.

Fully re-energized and excited about rebooting her career, Powers is looking forward to a return to touring both here and overseas. Clearly, the creative spark that was ignited so early on is fully fueled once again.

Sneak Peak at Kerri's new project:

Aligned with Source Interactive Workshop & Meditation
Every Saturday, 10:30 am to noon. $10 suggested donation

A Spiritual & Holistic Healer from India, Annaita seeks to empower, sharing her deep understanding of life, holism and spirituality, enabling you to rise above life’s challenges and live a healthy, fulfilled & confident life.

Life is never easy and change must come from within. In today’s environment of hardship, ill-health, corruption and inequality it is often difficult to see the Light. The purpose of this workshop is to empower you to see yours.

Be the change you wish to see. All you need is Willingness.

This week’s topic: Being the Light in the Darkness

CLOUD NINE Improv & Friends
Sunday, July 2 @ 7-8:30 pm $5
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CLOUD 9 formed as an improv comedy performance team in June 2016. We perform short-form and long-form improv comedy for the pure joy of it. We hope to pass this joy and laughter around to delight and amuse our audience. Come for the laughs, stay for the friends.

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Stay tuned here and make sure to check our website's calendar for upcoming events. The following weekend we'll be joined by musical groups, Tiny Ocean, Indigo Soul and The Castlefield Trio. Summer nights are the best time to enjoy live music so make sure to save the dates and snag your seats in advance. 

1 comment:

Anne-Marie McEwen said...

It's nice and cool at The Buttonwood Tree!!