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"Crocodile" is the first album released under DC cellist Carol Anne Bosco's name, and will be available September 1st, 2022. The work is a enthusiastic blend of Bosco's classical background and the music she grew up enjoying, pulling influence from artists as varied as the Punch Brothers, Esperanza Spalding, Lake Street Dive, and D'Angelo. Lush string arrangements, cheeky guitar solos, imaginative vocal harmonies, and tasty back beats all lend themselves to a style of music that is interesting and unique.
Thurs Sept 1st - Carol Anne Bosco w Griefcat.
Thursday, September 1, 2022 IMT presents Carol Anne Bosco's FIRST ALBUM RELEASE w special guest Griefcat
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7pm
Tickets: $15 advance (+$2 service fee) /$20 at door
Carol Anne Bosco performs “gypsy noir,” a mix of her own making somewhere between gypsy folk and pirate jazz. Carol Anne writes, sings, plays cello and is joined by local professionals on guitar, bass, drums, violin, and sometimes accordion, ukulele, other cellists and singers, you name it!
The album release of "Crocodile" will be a performance of the album in its fullest form, with string quartet (sometimes adding second cello to make it a quintet - you can never have too many lower strings!), three-part vocal harmonies featuring contemporary folk trio Wicked Sycamore, and full rhythm section with guitar, drums, and bass + special guests Griefcat!
Lush harmonies and heartfelt lyrics, often with a wink or quirky twist, await you with the brilliant award winning singer/songwriter duo: Griefcat. Described as "Local Favorites" by Washington City Paper, Griefcat is comprised of veteran singer-songwriters Louisa Hall and Annie Nardolilli. Annie and Louisa met behind the scenes at a variety show in 2015, and felt an immediate kinship after Annie sang about a Hot Park Ranger, and Louisa about her Barista Boyfriend. They reunited to play the 9:30 Club in 2018 and vowed to form a band: Griefcat. They scheduled their first rehearsal in 2019, wrote a song about vaccines and egg rolls, and the rest is (recent) history.
Griefcat's songs range from hilarious to sincere with a unique sound akin to Flight of the Conchords, mixed with a little Dolly Parton and an indie flair. Griefcat entertains with music about the trials, joys, and tribulations of modern life. As one concert goer said, seeing Griefcat was "the most fun I've had since Lizzo."
As above, Institute of Musical Traditions is pleased to assist in sponsoring “ALL WIGGED OUT: THE MUSICAL” starring Marcy Marxer. Mainstays of the roots music scene in the greater Washington area, mentors to generations of musicians, and heroines in family music, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have continuously created music and events that serve the community. This production is a service to anyone going through cancer, their healthcare team, loved ones and community.
IMT is helping raise $100,000 to help cover the costs of a high end film production of the musical - a pivot from the live performances originally planned before the pandemic closed theaters. All donations are fully tax-deductible either via GoFundMe or via check made directly to IMT with “ALL WIGGED OUT” in the memo section.
As COVID ebbs, flows and resurges Local Performances continue to be something of an ever-shifting variable. However there are a couple of organizations and acts trying to find a way forward with physical, in-person events!
Sun August 7th FocusMusic presents Arielle Silver Sandy Spring Museum | 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 | $20 ($25 at the door) Tickets and info at focusmusic.org!
August 13-17 UkeFest 22 at Strathmore Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Herb Ohta, Jr., Daniel Ward, Eve Goldberg, and more extraordinary instructors for five days dedicated to this small-but-mighty music maker. Registration includes 8 hours of skill-based classes, 5 hours of choose-your-own classes, jam sessions, admission to the student and instructor showcases, and a grand finale Live from the Lawn performance. More information at www.strathmore.org
Sundays at 4pm in Takoma Park - Drumspiration. A FREE (donations encouraged!) live West African drumming class and jam led by Drumlady K (Kristen Arant) outdoors with live participants at the Takoma Park Gazebo from 4-5pm every Sunday. To join us, bring a drum and a chair. If you need a drum, contact Kristen through her website, www.drumlady.com.
Perhaps you need a Daily Antidote of Song? - Join Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts each day at 12 noon for an inspiring and uplifting Daily Antidote of Song with international recording artists from a broad range of cultures and traditions. Seven days/week. Information on their website : carpediemarts.org
Donations and Support
Be a patron of the arts if you're able and please consider making a tax-deductible donation to IMT. Even the smallest donation is a big help and you can give easily and securely at paypal.me/imtfolk or visit imtfolk.org for more information (and more ways to give!)