• Friday, October 26th, 2012

BROOKTONDALE NY - Come on out to The Canaan Institute on Wednesday November 14th at 7:00 pm for a house concert followed by a jam session. Experience the blend of Celtic and American roots music delivered impeccably by Annalivia - a cutting edge acoustic string-band from Boston. Donation for the band $15- Limited seating at this private venue: RESERVATIONS & RSVP: please email Mike Ludgate to reserve your seats and for directions mike@cinst.org .

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/297520353687228/
Directions to the concert http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_jamcann.html
Band website http://www.annaliviamusic.com
Full Press Release http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=5148#5148

Annalivia is touring in support of their new album “The Same Way Down” produced by Jake Armerding and featuring special guests Corey DiMario and Aoife O’Donovan (of Crooked Still). There’s a bit of a buzz with this new album – it was #7 on the national roots music charts last week!

Annalivia fuses old and new world sounds to create an authentic new sound, both steeped in tradition and alive with new energy, innovation and originality. Annalivia– who will be appearing in a trio format with Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, and Mariel Vandersteel– are virtuosic on their instruments and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, Norwegian and Old Time. These styles play a large role in the interpretations of their material, which include inventive, quirky fiddle tunes and lushly arranged songs performed on fiddle, guitars, mandolin and vocals. The members of Annalivia write music as well– songs and tunes that sit comfortably alongside the traditional material. They are all seasoned musicians and have toured and performed with such notable acts as Halali, Cathie Ryan, Aoife Clancy, John Whelan, Ruth Moody, Adrienne Young, and Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers.

Liz Simmons, a New Hampshire native, conceived of the band four years ago with Flynn Cohen, who was residing in Boston at the time, and later they invited Emerald Rae of Gloucester, MA and Mariel Vandersteel, originally of California, to join the band. Currently, Simmons and Cohen reside in Gloucester as well. Cohen spends his time teaching in the music department at Keene State College, and touring with John Whelan and The Deadstring Ensemble. Simmons tours with John Whelan and all-female Celtic quartet Long Time Courting, and her singing will be featured in the soon-to-be-released film ‘Time and Charges’, written and directed by Grammy and Emmy award winner and NH resident Ernest Thompson. Mariel Vandersteel travels the globe with Laura Cortese’s acoustic project and Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, and recently released her first solo album.

When audiences join Annalivia on Wednesday November 14th, they can expect high energy material alongside slower, winsome ballads and songs. This tour is in support of their third CD “The Same Way Down”, produced by Jake Armerding, and featuring the guest talents of Aoife O’Donovan and Corey DiMario of Crooked Still. Come see what Annalivia is all about and pick up a copy of their new CD while you’re at it! For more information and to hear their sound please go to www.annaliviamusic.com

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/297520353687228/
Directions to the concert http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_jamcann.html
Band website http://www.annaliviamusic.com
Full Press Release http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=5148#5148

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  1. These musicians put on a great show. Please support their tour and attend a show near you! Annalivia in CNY: Ithaca, Syracuse, Binghamton. Details on each show here:

    Wednesday near Ithaca http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=5148#5148
    Thursday in Syracuse http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=5182#5182
    Friday in Binghamton http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=5127#5127
    Saturday near Cooperstown https://www.facebook.com/events/155598164582786/
    More info on the tour http://www.annaliviamusic.com/performance.htm

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