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Please join us for a Pot Luck at 3pm and music at 4pm at the Trent House in Sherman Acres, Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. This will be the first of 3 shows we will present in Bear Valley on Saturday and Sunday. A mini Festival!
Summer 2015 sees the coming together of Nashville based singer/songwriter Caroline Spence, and songwriter/instrumentalists Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan of New Zealand born band Tattletale Saints.
The summer tour will be a showcase of world class songwriting, with concerts on the tour beginning with a set by duo Tattletale Saints, described as "sensitively understated folk… songs as memorable, lyrically considered and melodically engaging as many of Paul Simon’s“ (elsewhere.co.nz)
The second half will feature acclaimed songwriter Caroline Spence, with Cy and Vanessa of Tattletale Saints taking a support role on guitar, upright bass and harmony vocals alongside Caroline, winner of multiple national songwriter awards and honors.
This co-bill concert series is a chance to enjoy captivating vocals, accomplished instrumentalists and experience the talent’s of up and coming young Nashville based songwriters.
With songs that wrap the truths of life up into personal vignettes of clever wordplay and catchy hooks, it’s no wonder that in 2013 Caroline Spence won American Songwriter Magazine’s June/July lyric contest as well as the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest songwriter competition later that year. American Songwriter also named her the grand prize winner out of all song submissions for all of 2013 and in 2014 Caroline was name one of the New Folk winners at the Kerrville Folk Festival, a title that has been held by Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and Nanci Griffith.
On her forthcoming debut, the band lives and breathes with Spence’s guitar and vocals, masterfully navigating a breadth of genres with a perfect sense of intimacy and style, at times with the rock of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, the twang of Nashville’s Lower Broadway, or the sensitivity of swelling pedal steel and simple percussion.
Tattletale Saints debut album How Red Is the Blood was recorded in Nashville last year with Grammy winning producer Tim O’Brien and the album won the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year 2014. Now based in Nashville TN the duo has been performing extensively throughout the USA all 2014 including a performance on NPR’s Mountain Stage in May.
“There is a timeless quality to the Tattletale Saints music, simultaneously classic roots and modern revival, placing them alongside the more notable artists of today's scene. There are elements of folk, good old Appalachia style music, and a splash of country in their sound, too, which they do exceedingly well. And this all comes together to create well-written songs with stirring vocals.” No Depression August 2014
"How Red Is The Blood is the Nashville recorded effort of two New Zealander’s who describe the pleasure and plight of a people, addressing modern societal rifts with acerbic, beguiling wit... I don’t know what the answers are to many of the questions How Red Is The Blood asks, but I do know this: folk music lives, and this is it”. American Standard Time, September, 2014
We hope you can join us and support our live music series!
Further info 415 779 2093