Did you ever wonder how musicians learn their craft or what inspires their songs? In the new year, Altamont Free Library will be hosting a new monthly concert series on the first Friday of each month that will try to answer those questions. We’re calling it the SongTeller Sessions.
In these concerts, each local performer will receive the same list of ten questions that they’ll answer through stories and songs so that we can get an idea of their personal and creative journey.
*What is a song your parents loved?
*What was the first album you bought with your own money?
*What was the first song you learned to play?
*What’s the first bad song you wrote?
*What’s the first good song you wrote?
*If you could have written any song, what would it be?
*What song do you love that other people seem to dislike?
*What’s a traditional/folk/children’s/church song that you like?
*What’s a song that reminds you of home?
*What song of yours would you like to be remembered by?
Coming up next: Caroline Doctorow
Friday, May 5th @ 7pm
Caroline Doctorow has been responsible for some of the sweetest songs of the modern folk idiom” says No Depression Magazine.
Caroline is a chart-topping folksinger and songwriter, with a stirring voice that recalls Judy Collins and Sandy Denny. In addition to eleven solo albums, she released the first retrospective of the work of folk icons Richard and Mimi Fariña titled Another Country which received critical acclaim. She is the daughter of the late, world-renowned author E.L. Doctorow.
Recent awards include the #2 top album on the national folk radio airplay chart (with three songs in the top 20) and, just announced, a semi-finalists in the Rhode Island Songwriters Association Performing Songwriter Contest.
Friday, May 5th: Caroline Doctorow
Friday, June 2nd: Tor & The Fjords
Friday, July 7th: David Warner
Coffee and snacks will be available and all ages are welcome!