Hello everyone! Wow, it is a real treat to invite you to join me for a wonderful night of music May 10th at 7:00pm featuring the very talented John Doyle and Ashley Davis! For those not familiar with these amazing musicians, I have included their bio and some links to some of their music below. Some of you may have attended my house concerts before, but for those not familiar, the event is considered “potluck.” I will have some light bites and drinks, but feel free to bring food, drink or both! This is not required, but always appreciated. Feel free to come a little earlier to socialize. The suggested donation for the event is $20 per person, all going directly to the performers. Also, bring some extra cash so you can bring the experience with you by purchasing a CD. I look forward to seeing you all there for a fantastic evening of music!
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Dublin-born John Doyle (www.johndoylemusic.com) is universally recognized as a leader of contemporary Celtic and folk guitarists. His early fame came from his work with Solas where he created a style of guitar playing that has since influenced generations of guitarists and received a Grammy nomination in 2010, for his work with fiddler Liz
Carroll. Now a staple within the Irish and American folk communities, pairing with such greats as Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, you will find Doyle’s name listed in the liner notes of who’s who in the folk world. His top-shelf playing is matched only by his songwriting and story-telling, all essential aspects of a splendid evening of entertainment. He has 3 solo albums to date that span exceptional writing to retakes on traditional folk pieces from his native land of Ireland.
Ashley Davis (www.daisyrings.com) is a rising star within the same audiences, adding 6 albums to the Celtic canon over the past decade. As creator of beautiful, lush melodies sung with a gorgeous, romantic style, Davis has also frequently teamed with current (Sarah Watkins) and eternal (Paddy Maloney) stars in her popular output. NBC’s Today Show described her songs and sound as “new music springing from ancient roots” and was recently named one of the most influential Irish-Americans under the age of 40 for her work within this field.
The Doyle/Davis team is in its third year. Starting with a 2013
collaboration on the lovely classic “Barbara Allen,” they have blended both their writing and performing talents on several projects, including a very popular 2015 Christmas album (“The Christmas Sessions.”) Together they form one of the most fetching and enjoyable duos in the American Celtic/folk genre, and never fail to deliver a joyful evening of songs, smiles and satisfaction.