Tuesday, April 26, 2011

International Folk Star Sarah McQuaid Spring USA Tour

Renowned for her warm, engaging stage presence, Sarah McQuaid is a versatile and beguiling performer. In addition to her own elegantly crafted originals, she interprets traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads, 1930s jazz numbers, surprise covers and lively guitar instrumentals with panache and poignancy.
 
Sarah came over to a very successful Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis last February where she was an official showcase artist. Her Double CD was No. 6 on the Folk Radio Chart for 2010. Following the Folk Alliance conference, she went to Nashville & co-wrote with two heavyweights of the industry: Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith’s guitarist for five years and has produced numerous albums including Nanci’s The Loving Kind) and Peter Cronin (former Associate Editor of Billboard magazine and Creative Director at Bug Music, where he worked with artists/writers including Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, the Dixie Chicks and John Prine).
Sarah will be going into the studio in June to record a new album, once again with the crack team of Gerry O'Beirne and Trevor Hutchinson, who respectively produced (Gerry) and engineered (Trevor) both of my previous solo albums in addition to playing (both) on the albums. The new album will focus primarily on original songs, including several songs co-written with Gerry O'Beirne.
Her deliciously earthy voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that’s matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. Add this to a real rapport with her audience, and you have all the ingredients of a great night out.
Spring USA Tour
Apr 28 - Conway's House Concerts, Louisville, KY
Apr 29 - Two Way Street Coffee House, Downers Grove, IL
Apr 30 - WFMT Folkstage, Chicago, IL
May 1 - Stage Left Cafe, Woodstock, IL
May 3 - Piper's Hut Concert Series, Champaign, IL
May 4 - Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House, Flint, MI
May 5 (aft) - Elderly Instruments, Lansing, MI
May 5 (eve) - Trinity House Theatre, Livonia, MI
May 6 - Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Cleveland, OH
May 7 - Valley Folk, Corning, NY
May 8 - Bound For Glory, Ithaca, NY
May 9 - Arts On Q Concerts, Cooperstown, NY
May 11 - Club Passim, Boston, MA
May 13 - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport, MA
May 14 - Simple Gifts Coffee House, Nashua, NH
May 15 - Passim School of Music, Boston, MA (workshop)
May 16 - Googie's Lounge abv The Living Room, New York, NY
May 19 - The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
May 20 - 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis, MD
May 21 - Chincoteague Island Acoustic Music Series, VA
May 22 Inst. of Musical Traditions, Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD
(workshop)

May 22 - Live on air: "Detour," WTMD, Towson, MD
May 24 - Folk Club of Reston/Herndon, VA

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