Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present a triple bill of contemporary folk singer/songwriters featuring Antje Duvekot, Hayley Reardon and Hannah Hoffman at Next Stage on Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 pm.
Antje Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer/songwriter whose songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism. Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette. They are the keys to the powerful, even revolutionary, empathy that informs everything she writes. She has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the Kerrville Folk Festival Best New Folk Award and the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act.
Since the release of her debut studio CD “Big Dream Boulevard,” which was voted #1 Folk Release of 2006 by the Boston Globe and was named to the Top 10 Releases of the Year by National Public Radio’s Folk Alley, Antje has been touring extensively, criss-crossing the US and Europe. She is a compelling live performer and has played at major festivals, including Newport, Mountain Stage, Philadelphia, Falcon Ridge, Great Waters and Kerrville. Her second CD “The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer” was voted top album of 2009 by lauded folk station WUMB 91.9 FM in Boston.
A seasoned folk artist at age 18, Hayley Reardon is known for her thoughtful, vivid songwriting and engaging stage performance. In 2012, The Boston Globe Magazine named Hayley a Bostonian of the Year for both her music and her work to pair it with a message of teen empowerment, calling her “a confident, radiant teenage singer/songwriter who is helping to pen the next chapter of the Boston folk scene.” That same year, she appeared in the award-winning documentary “For The Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival,” which won Best Documentary at the 2012 Boston International Film Fest.
A soulful soprano, Hannah Hoffman is a versatile performer who engages her audience with dynamic performances not only of her own composing but an eclectic mix of standards she commands as her own.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $16 Advance / $18 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Offerings Jewelry in Putney. Katy’s will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For more information, visit www.antjeduvekot.com, www.hayleyreardon.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.