5:00 pm Karen Lueders
Karen Lueders received her degree in music with a concentration in piano, from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts in 1979. There, she studied with Bela Nagy, (a Hungarian pianist who studied with Bela Bartok), and Linda Jiorle. Ms. Lueders will share a few classical piano pieces and may bring a guest to share in the evening as well.
6:00 pm Encanto
Encanto invites its audience to enter into an exploration of the world of a cappella singing. Nine singers lead their listeners on a journey through the wonders of the voice, finding treasures in Renaissance choral gems, world music, jazz and modern songs. The group, your neighbors from Addison County, are led by Lincoln’s Susan Gallagher Borg.
7:00 pm Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette
Performer website: http://www.richardruane.com
Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette is a Vermont-based acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies, often compared to classic sibling harmony duos. Their original songs are often compared with traditional songs as well as with the songwriting of Richard Thompson and Tim O’Brien. Ruane provides an inventive instrumental backing on guitars, octave mandolin and ukulele. For a number of years they performed as a trio under the name “Bread and Bones” with the addition of bassist Mitch Barron and toured throughout the northeast and beyond. They’re excited to announce that Mitch Barron will be joining them on bass for this special Bristol Best Night show.
8:00 pm Patrick Fitzsimmons
Performer website: http://www.patrickfitzsimmons.net
Singer/songwriter, Patrick Fitzsimmons is a 2011 and 2012 Solarfest national songwriting contest finalist and a three time Ploughshares national songwriting contest finalist. Relix Magazine called him, “one of the most captivating songwriters around today” and Seven Days wrote, “Fitzsimmons is an immensely talented singer. With a shimmering, silken delivery, he is effortlessly emotive.”