Saturday February 8, 2020
Andrea and her band "Cricket Tell The Weather" performed at the Salmon Brook Music Series in 2017. She's coming back to show us what she's been up to since then.
Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Andrea Asprelli is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. She has released two albums of original music as the front woman and songwriter for Cricket Tell the Weather, alumni winners of the FreshGrass Award. She began performing her own songs after her song "Remington", co-written by musical collaborator Jason Borisoff, won the Podunk Bluegrass Songwriting Competition in East Hartford, CT. Her music has been called, "down to earth" and "refreshing" by NY Music Daily, with a "refreshing lack of pretense" by That Music Magazine. Bluegrass Unlimited has praised her work's "thoughtful arranging and instrumental restraint"; and The Boot has called her vocal delivery "haunting" and "irresistible." In her latest endeavor, she comes to the stage with a round of new songs and a knack for clawhammer banjo, performed in a pared-down duo setting with guitarist Jason Borisoff. She is currently working on a solo EP of original music. In addition, she is working on a collaborative album project titled Master's Radio, featuring various artists covering songs by the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt, Doc Watson, and more.
November 15, 2019
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 1990s when the buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mikes. Word of the Philadelphia-area bred performer quickly spread to New York City. Then Shawn Colvin invited Glibert to be a special guest on her Fat Cit national tour. Vance Gilbert took audiences across the country by storm.
Eight accomplished albums later, Vance continues to refine his unlikely union of humor, virtuosity, and the unexpected. Whether with classic, original Songwriting or ageless interpretations of covers, his is a presentation steeped in deep humanism and bravery, stunning artistry and soul, and contagious unbridled joy - inarguably the blue ribbons that tie and seal the seemingly impossible package that is .... Vance Gilbert.
Pictures from past Salmon Brook Music Series shows.