Coming November 5th
Moonlit Pond Presents
Suzie Vinnick, 10X Maple Blues Award winner, 3X Juno Nominee was a finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category in Memphis, TN. She was the winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 SIRIUS/XM Blues Artist of the Year has released a new album entitled Live At Bluesville, a collection of roots, blues and gospel tunes featuring Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel.
Blues Guitar Workshop – 3 pm to 5 pm, $20
House Concert 7 pm – $20
Attend both the workshop and the concert for $35.00
email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat today!
Moonlit Pond Records Presents Laura Zucker
Plus “SongC.R.A.F.T.” Workshop – Finding Your Authentic Voice
Facilitated by Laura Zucker and Nancy Beaudette
Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. $25.00
Reservations required. To book your seat and arrange payment email email@example.com
Singer-songwriter Laura Zucker wins audiences over with a hard-won perspective and a positive spin. The powerful imagery of her songs and stories ring so true you might think she’s read your diary – and you’ll find yourself humming her infectious melodies for days to come. She’s a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition in Texas, a 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and has received numerous accolades and awards from organizations around the world.
Moonlit Pond Records is hosting a
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop with
Curious about alternate guitar tunings? Always wanted to try fingerpicking but not sure where to start? This workshop will explore the performance capacity of the guitar beyond strummed chords.
Participants should already have some knowledge of the acoustic guitar (basic chords, understanding of how to tune the instrument, etc.) This is not a guitar skills instruction class, but rather a workshop that explores the possibilities of the instrument and inspires players to stretch their perceptions of what they can do with it.
Thursday, June 16th
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
|Limited seating, so reserve your spot today
(The workshop will be held in Lunenburg, MA. The address will be emailed to you once you have registered.)
Shawna Caspi is a performing singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Toronto, Ontario. Shawna makes her living singing stories in cafes, theatres, living rooms, and even on moving trains. She has toured across Canada and into the United States and has played festivals including the Blue Skies Music Festival, the Summerfolk Festival, the Ottawa Grassroots Festival, and the Deep Roots Music Festival. Shawna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from York University, where she studied folk guitar with internationally renowned flamenco guitarist Roger Scannura. With her third album, Apartments For Lovers, Shawna delivers a collection of songs that is close-up and honest, showcasing her warm vocals, fingerstyle guitar playing, and intimate songwriting in a genuine, powerful way. Two songs from Apartments for Lovers received awards in Folk Music Ontario’s Songs from the Heart songwriting competition in 2015.
“Not So Silent” – from the CD “Apartment For Lovers” by Shawna Caspi
World Premier Of
“A Fairy Tale Life? A Musical”
Luther Burbank Middle School in Lancaster, MA
Friday, March 11, 2016
Four high school students – Josh, Marissa, Brian, and Kelly – wrestle with dating, making friends, desires versus limitations, and self-esteem. All the while, the Fairy Godmother has brought the Evil Queen to watch the teenage dramas unfold as part of the Evil Queen’s rehabilitation for putting Snow White to sleep. Josh, Marissa, Brian, and Kelly wish their lives could match the fairy tales they grew up listening to, and the Evil Queen blames Snow White for all her problems. How all five come to learn lessons about living will regale audiences of all ages.
Award winning Canadian singer and songwriter, Nancy Beaudette, and writer and playwright, Paula Castner, have combined their talents to produce a whimsical play about teenage angst and the role of choices. Ebullient, thoughtful songs and embellished, realistic characters make for an entertaining amalgamation.
Moonlit Pond Records Presents
Thursday September 18th, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. $20.00
Friday, September 19th, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. $15.00
Jim’s musical history is impressive. Since 2000, he has released 4 critically acclaimed solo albums. Sparks In The Radio (2005), Is It Me? (2009), and Halls Of My Heart (2014) all had extensive play at Folk Radio. Halls Of My Heart contained the #1 most played song in August of 2014 (#25 for the year), as well as 2 more in the Top 20. It was the #3 most played album (#35 for the year) and he was the #4 most played artist. Is It Me? and Halls Of My Heart have both been nominated for Grammys.
In the early ’80s, he recorded three albums for a major label, opened for The Beach Boys, and toured as a singer/musician with such musical greats as Carole King, Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, Nicolette Larson, Kathy Mattea and Wendy Waldman. It was while on tour with Wendy that she and Jim began writing together. Impressed with Jim’s talent, Wendy suggested that he move to Nashville. Jim wisely took her advice to heart resulting in his songs being recorded by legendary artists such as Marty Robbins, The Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee and Dusty Springfield as well as up-and-comers like Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Patty Loveless, and Faith Hill to name a few.
Although Jim was experiencing success as a commercial writer, his heart was still in performing, which led him to record two more solo CDs. Soon Jim’s inherent sense of humor got the better of him when he founded the group Run C&W with ex-Eagle, Bernie Leadon and Amazing Rhythm Aces leader Russell Smith. Run C&W developed a “cult” following for their bluegrass versions of classic ’60s soul music and recorded two CDs.
After Run C&W disbanded, Jim continued writing and performing, starting another band with a collection of all-stars from the Nashville studio scene called the Vinyl Kings. Although their forte was to faithfully re-create their favorite ’60s rock and soul music on stage, they eventually recorded two CDs of original Beatle-inspired songs which became bestsellers on CD Baby.
Jim continues to tour solo, combining songwriter workshops with concerts at colleges, coffee houses and clubs.
Moonlit Pond Records Presents
CD Release Concert
with Special Guests Shay McGillivray & Patty Axford Photography
Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 7:30 p.m
Historical Town Hall in Shirley Center, Ma
“a voice and writing style that can cut right through to your heart” – Heath Andrews
“her prose evokes a type of energy and emotion that only few musicians are capable of arousing.” – Alec Cunningham
“[these] songs would have worked on an album by Mary Chapin Carpenter or Tricia Yearwood.” – Alex Henderson
Moonlit Pond Records Presents
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. $20.00
“With her newest CD, Out of My Hands, Natasha Borzilova solidifies her place among the brightest and most talented singer/songwriters of her generation.” – Craig Huegel-Host/WMNF-FM-Tampa, FL
“She writes with such sensitivity and intelligence and sings with such profound emotional engagement that listening to her is like overhearing her thoughts as they form.” – Edward Morris/writer for CMT/com
“She has evolved into a communicator of subtle strength and confessional intimacy. Her production skills are nothing to sneeze at, either. Highly recommended.” – Robert Oermann/Music Row Magazin
Jon Vezner Songwriting Workshop & Concert
Wed 4/17/13 7:30-10:30 PM Workshop, Lunenburg, MA, $20 RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thurs 4/18/13 7:30 PM Concert, The Bull Run, Shirley, MA, $12 advance, $15 door, with Jane Fallon and special guest Nancy Beaudette www.bullrunrestaurant.com
Grammy award-winning songwriter, Nashville based, Jon Vezner is a tunesmith of rare sensitivity and dry wit. His catalogue of recorded songs, topped by the poignant “Where’ve You Been,” reflects his straight-to-the heart sensibility and emotional awareness. Vezner weaves… the particulars of his own feelings with the lives of people he has known into universal themes that deeply touch listeners’ emotions. Vezner was honored with a Grammy for “Best Country Song” and the Nashville Songwriters Association “Song of the Year” in 1990, for “Where’ve You Been”, the true story of Vezner’s grandparents, co-written with Don Henry, and recorded by Kathy Mattea. “Where’ve You Been” was also honored as “Song of the Year” by the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM).