Making Magic: Music in the Stacks

*This post is part of Free for All’s “Making Magic” series, which will focus on Kelley’s exploration of the opportunities in the library’s Creativity Lab as well as musings about the arts, creativity and imagination.

Last week, the library offered the first performance of our Acoustic Archives Concert Series. Acoustic Archives brings live music to the library’s historic Sutton Room and features singer-songwriters from the North Shore and Boston areas. Last Monday, we featured Jay Psaros, a Boston based singer/songwriter currently celebrating the release of his fourth studio release, a self titled collection of ten songs ranging from mellow crooners to roots rockers. Check out this video for a sample of what you may have missed!

Wish you could have been there? Read on for the upcoming schedule of performances in the series.

April 18th at 7 p.m.: Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter.  Based in New England, he has toured throughout the United States.  Ian has released five albums of original material, including his new album You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone, (November 2016).  Performer Magazine called Ian ‘a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.’  To that end, Ian performed at the 2016 and 2015 Newport Folk Festivals and has opened for Iris DeMent, Willy Mason, Vandaveer, The Ballroom Thieves, and many more.

May 8th at 7 p.m.: Winner of the Boston Folk Festival’s Songwriter Contest and dual Creativity Award recipient from Salem State University, Molly Pinto Madigan is a young songwriter who has earned praise for her angelic voice. Filled with smoke and roses, heartbreak and beauty and unrelenting hope, her songs combine haunting melodies with raw, poetic lyrics to create an intimate and evocative listening experience.

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