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Thu, Apr 06

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The Burren Backroom

In the Round with Louise Mosrie Coombe & Shawn Taylor

This is one of the highlight shows of the year for me. Louise and Shawn are two of my favorite songwriters and I couldn't be more excited to share the night with them!

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In the Round with Louise Mosrie Coombe & Shawn Taylor
In the Round with Louise Mosrie Coombe & Shawn Taylor

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2023, 7:00 PM

The Burren Backroom, 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144, USA

About the event

Louise Mosrie Coombe grew up in McEwen, TN on a cattle farm – riding horses and writing poetry. She began writing songs after college while working in TV/radio in Knoxville. She moved back to the Nashville area in 2004 and began co-writing with country, bluegrass, and folk artists and writers.  Louise has won top awards in songwriting at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Her first album debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ chart in January 2010 and #11 for the year. She played at The Bluebird Café in Nashville, Club Passim in Boston and The Birchmere in Washington DC. On her latest album, Lay It Down, she collaborated with folk-rock songwriter/producer, Cliff Eberhardt, who envisioned minimalist arrangements and restrained production. “Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year.”– Rich Warren, WFMT-FM, The Midnight Special, Chicago

“Music with wandering roots” Shawn Taylor serves up a deep bag of Americana and original Wandering Roots music on guitar, harmonica, vocals and foot percussion. He has released four CDs of original ‘wandering roots’ music, toured nationally since 2008, been acclaimed for his songwriting and short fiction, and opened for legends like Maria Muldaur, Vance Gilbert and Peter Mulvey along the way. One time he even loaned his guitar to Jose Feliciano.  He’s thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Long Trail and The John Muir Trail, been an oysterman, a cabinet maker, and he and his wife have brought their two young children on musical tour the three summers before COVID, for over 13,000 musical miles. He’s currently recording his 5thCD of original material. “Shawn Taylor is one of the finest traveling troubadours performing on the circuit these days. Boasting world-class guitar chops, soul enriched vocals and an uncanny knack for capturing life in a song,” (Brian Owens - Metronome Magazine Boston)

New England area singer-songwriter Chris LaVancher released his third full-length album in November 2021 – “After the Flood” a collection of songs full of heart from a seasoned and skilled craftsman mining life’s subject matter: family challenges, work, love & love lost, childhood memories, and finding one’s place in the universe. Chris’s performance evokes a mini-movie festival in your head, complete with a full soundtrack. He writes cinematic, character-driven songs. His song Nostalgia from his second album, Big Fat Love, received an honorable mention in the 2018 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. In 2022 and 2014 Chris was selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist. Chris grew up in the hills of North Central Pennsylvania where he learned to observe the many wonderful characters that inhabited that little town.

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