Events

Music: Ira Wolf (TN) + Lee Henke (WI)

Indie-folk musicians Ira Wolf (TN) and Lee Henke (MN) visit Gallery 263 on their spring tour!

Doors at 7:00 PM, music 7:30 PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation.

With more than 30 million plays on Spotify, Ira Wolf has exploded onto the folk scene over the past three years. Hailing from the mountains of Montana, and making a home in Nashville, TN, Wolf’s music and writing connects with audiences on a deeply personal level through melancholy vocals and vulnerably honest lyrics. With three studio albums to share, Ira has performed on stages across the U.S., parts of the UK, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand since she began touring in 2014. She spent much of 2016 promoting her sophomore album Honest on The GoWesty tour in a 1988 VW Vanagon, performing and climbing mountains across a majority of the U.S. before returning to Nashville to finish her third record. The Closest Thing To Home made its debut on September 9th, 2017, followed by another nation-wide solo tour. Ira maintains a busy schedule on the road and plans to tour the US extensively in 2018 with the release of her first vinyl record.
http://irawolfmusic.com/

In a small cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin, Lee Henke works tirelessly at his craft. A midwestern singer-songwriter who is sincerely dedicated to quality and simplicity, he delivers well-constructed songs with a even blend of contour and grit. For the past 5 years, he has been touring the country with Minneapolis-based folk band, The Last Revel. He released his first solo effort entitled Schema EP in September of 2015.
http://leehenke.com/

 

Music: Hilton Park (ME)

Hilton Park, an award-winning 3-piece Americana/folk group from Berwick, Maine, come to Gallery 263.

Doors at 6:30 PM, music 7:00-9:30PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation

A father, a son and a family friend who started writing and performing their music together just for fun, have become the band the Boston Examiner says has “reinvented acoustic.” Hailing from Southern Maine, Hilton Park is a 3-piece folk/Americana group made up of father/son team Bruce and Conor Hilton, and Gregg Pannier. Every song tells a story, and there’s a story behind every song. The Hilton Park sound is authentic and endearingly classic, with enough modern grit to captivate today’s audience.  Their 3 part vocal harmonies (often compared to Crosby, Stills & Nash) and their careful choice of sparse instrumentation create a soundscape so full that they have been referred to as a “three piece quintet”…

Hilton Park is finding that in an industry where individual talent often goes unnoticed, family unity and harmony can prevail — a point driven home by their 2015 New England Music Award for “Best In State: Maine,” two “Roots Act of the Year” nominations and a nomination for 2017 “Album of the Year,” and a June 2017 “Best Song” award from the Akademia Music Awards.

”They are the folks next door who just happen to be virtuoso musicians, styling traditional folk/country instruments with fresh and original tunes. But the biggest treat may be the vocal harmonies. Our audience was enthralled. Edge of our seats, truly.”

http://www.hiltonparkband.com/

Music: Molly Pinto Madigan, Joe Letch (KY) + Rachel Sumner

An evening with talented singer-songwriters Molly Pinto Madigan, Joe Letch (KY) + Rachel Sumner.

Doors at 7:00 PM, music 7:30 PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation.

Winner of the Boston Folk Festival’s Songwriter Contest and dual Creativity Award recipient from Salem State University, Molly Pinto Madigan is a young songwriter who has earned praise for her angelic voice. Filled with smoke and roses, heartbreak and beauty and unrelenting hope, her songs combine haunting melodies with raw, poetic lyrics to create an intimate and evocative listening experience.
www.mollypintomadigan.com
https://mollypintomadigan.bandcamp.com/album/the-cup-overflows

Joe Letch is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Lexington, Kentucky. His influences span a range of genres, and his music explores the traditions in American song – from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly, and American standards.  His latest album, Gone to Harbor, is a self-produced LP that blends these styles with experimental elements and arrangements. The project New Pigeon, an album comprised of songs recorded live in parks throughout Northeast America, is currently being released at facebook.com/joeletchmusic.

Rachel Sumner is an award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Boston. Co-founder of bluegrass band Twisted Pine and pan-folk trio Sumner & Moss, Rachel has proven herself to be a fixture in the regional roots scene. She has performed on the main stages of major festivals like Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Celtic Connections in Scotland, Green River Festival, and FreshGrass Festival and has had the honor of performing with folk luminaries like Peter Rowan. She is currently working on releasing her original songs with Sumner & Moss and writing for Twisted Pine’s upcoming full length album.

Music: Krista Johnson (CT) with Ray Cooke (RI) + Brett West of Mnemonist

Let’s welcome Connecticut singer-songwriter Krista Johnson and musical partner Ray Cooke to Boston! Brett West of Mnemonist will open with a solo set.

Doors at 7:00 PM, music 7:30 PM

All ages, $5-10 suggested donation.

Singer-Songwriter/guitarist Krista Johnson brings forth stories of growth, love and lessons learned through her songs. She’s been said to have a ‘voice of an Angel’ with a sound akin to Joni Mitchell. Ethereal blended with country and jazz, Krista’s music is as much poetry manifested in song as it is upbeat entertainment. Praised for her subtlety alongside her power, Krista’s vocal range captures rooms of all sizes. In December 2017 Krista joined forces with musician Ray Cooke of Rhode Island. The musical chemistry is palpable with these two and they are looking forward to bringing their unique blend of sound to the music world. Krista, who resides in Canton, CT is taking her music up and down the East Coast with plans to tour the U.S–and eventually the world. 
https://kristajohnson.bandcamp.com/releases

Brett West is a singer-songwriter and front person of Boston indie-rock trio Mnemonist. Prior to founding Mnemonist in 2015, he wrote and performed poetry in Colorado while attending college and, afterwards, played his first solo shows in and around Boston. Mnemonist released their debut EP, “No More and Too Much”, in 2017 and are getting ready to record a full-length album.