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Songs of Resistance, Songs of Persistence – A Concert for the Harriet Beecher Stowe House
April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$30
Before the Civil War, two powerful currents of thought- equal rights for women and the abolition of slavery- converged in Cincinnati. To celebrate Cincinnati’s role in extending the pursuit of happiness beyond the realm of white males, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House is proud to present Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, joined by Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are masters of music and storytelling who generously share their lives and their music with audiences. There are so many moments and strands to savor in the course of an evening of their music. Jay’s fiddling is brimming with playfulness, drama, soulfulness and technical verve, as he explores the many musical styles and idioms that he has internalized and made his own. Molly’s total mastery and inventiveness on piano and guitar is always spot-on, as she supports the tunes and follows the flow of the melody. Her rich and expressive vocals along with the resonant strains of Jay’s violin, reveal the deep emotions that flow in the duos veins. Millions were entranced by the music they did for Ken Burns’ PBS documentary The Civil War. Their performance of the series’ signature tune, Jay’s haunting composition, Ashokan Farewell, earned the couple international acclaim. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. www.jayandmolly.com
Ma Crow and The Lady Slippers is an all-female Bluegrass/American/Mountain-Music band from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a 3-time nominee for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. Ma Crow is a legendary acoustic artist in the Cincinnati area and a CAMMY (a Cincinnati Grammy) award winner.
All proceeds will help support programming, operation, and restoration of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, one of the “Three Best” historical site in Cincinnati. Tickets are $30.00 apiece. More info at www.stowehousecincy.org