Be Our Valentine at Friday Night Folk

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 All Souls, 19 Jay Street, New London CT 06320  See map
Ben and Nancy Parent to sing
Ben and Nancy Parent to sing

Figuring out what to do with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?

Friday Night Folk invites you to enjoy a concert with local

musicians who are both sweethearts and husband-and-wife performers.

When Ben and Nancy Parent sing, their harmonies balance

Ben's rough-edged tone, reminiscent of The Waterboys' Mike Scott, and

Nancy's silky, Joan Baez-like sound. Verses flow seamlessly into

choruses and instrumental breaks, each passage getting its own

fingerprint. Nancy plays pedal steel when she’s not making her guitar

sing alongside Ben’s. She began performing on stage at the age of six

and pursued her passion for singing and acting into college. The couple

is well-known as leaders of the popular folk-rock band The Rivergods,

but there is a softer side to them as well.  In October 2012, Nancy

released her solo album “Vision of Angels” on the Friday Night Folk


Other performers will be Dan and Liz Spurr.

You’ve no doubt heard of Dan’s band the Can Kickers, and Liz’s band, the

Liz Larsons. Where did their collaborations start? Think Johnny Cash

and June Carter sitting on a porch singing the old time tunes of lore

and writing the new folk for a new generation. They are inspired by Pete

Seeger, the Carter Family, and more. Dan and Liz have been off-stage a

bit in the last year due to the arrival of little Joanna--we welcome

them back with this Valentine’s Day concert.

The concert begins at 7:30 on Friday, February 14, in Unity Hall

at All Souls, 19 Jay Street in New London. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 at the door, $12 in advance, $10 students & active

military w/ID, are available at fridaynightfolk.org.

Upcoming Concerts: Friday Night Folk will bring Red Molly to New London on March 21, 2014, and The Kennedys on

May 2, 2014. Visit fridaynightfolk.org for details.


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