Saturday, March 29, 2008

What a Swell Party It Was!

Laura Cortese returned for her fifth Jenkins House Concert last night for a solo show, accompanied by Aoife O'Donovan on electric guitar, glockenspiel and vocals. Laura featured many original songs from her latest CD release, "Bad Year:Single". She also included tunes that showcased her well-honed Scottish fiddle style. Laura's comfort with a house concert audience is undeniable, but don't underestimate her ability to switch over to a more rock driven repetoire. Laura and Aoife, along with their house mate and friend Kristen Andreassen will be coming to Arlene's Grocery in two weeks, on April 8th. Laura also tours with Uncle Earl on acoustic bass and vocals, and Aoife is the lead singer for Crooked Still. Look for them both this summer at many bluegrass festivals around the country including, Grey Fox in it's new location in Greene County, NY.
Thanks Laura and Aoife for a very special Friday night concert, and thanks for sharing the stage with Reid. You two made a lot of music. David swears it's the best one yet!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Laura Cortese Returns on March 28

Many of you have asked when Laura will be back. Well, after a phone call last week, I can finally say that she will be back soon, on Friday, March 28th. This will be Laura's fourth concert in our living room where she has appeared with various groups over the past five years, including the infamous Jolly Bankers, and The Fab Four Fiddlers. This time Laura will appear solo, accompanied on glockenspiel, guitar and piano by Crooked Still's lead singer, Aoife O'Donovan. Laura is on tour following the release of her latest CD,"Bad Year:Single" Please note that we are having the concert on a Friday night, instead of our usual Sat. night, and the concert will begin at 7:30, with the door opening at 7:00. Reserve a seat at; Details and directions will be given at the time of your reservation.
Check Laura's website for more information about her upcoming tour.