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.