Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Lissa Schneckenburger Band

February 29 through April 5
Concert #2 of 4

Lissa Schneckenburger Band
featuring Corey DiMario and Matt Heaton

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early, Saturday, March 15, 2008

Built in 1760, the historic Loring-Greenough House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been an historic house museum since 1926. Its beautiful period decor and intimate size make it an ideal setting for acoustic music.

Lissa Schneckenburger -

Corey DiMario -

Matt Heaton -

$15 suggested donation, + $1 preservation fee

Website & artist information:,

Reservations: As seating is limited to 35, reservations are recommended. Email

Venue & directions: Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, the large yellow house at the intersection of Centre and South Streets, across the street from the Civil War monument. Handicap accessible; please call 617-524-3158 for more information. Please do not call the venue for any other reason.

Parking: The Loring-Greenough House lot holds 12 cars, gates are closed when full. Parking is also available on the street and in the public lot located behind Blanchard’s liquors, one block away.

MBTA: Take #39 bus from either Back Bay Station or Forest Hills Station to the Monument stop, directly in front of the Loring-Greenough House, at the intersections of Centre and South Streets.

Dining: There are several fine restaurants on Centre Street within 2-3 blocks, with on street parking and a large public parking lot behind Blanchard’s. At Centre Street Café – - (669A Centre Street, 617-524-9217), show proof of your reservation and get 10% off. More information at

Coffee, tea, water and pastries are available.

About Lissa's new album:

Announcing the release of "Song" the new acoustic collection of New England folk songs, recorded by Vermont based fiddler and singer, Lissa Schneckenburger. Lissa's fiddling is uplifting and lively, and her singing is gentle and evocative. Both in concert and in the studio she is regularly accompanied by some of New England's best musicians, including guitarists Keith Murphy and Matt Heaton and double bassist Corey DiMario. Recently she has been closely studying the roots of the Downeast traditional music that she first heard as a young girl.

Her latest project is "Song", the first in a pair of CDs dedicated to reintroducing some wonderful but largely forgotten songs and tunes from New England. "Song", to be released April 15th, 2008, contains ten timeless ballads that go back as far as the eighteenth century that she set to carefully crafted modern arrangements. The second recording, "Dance", is scheduled for release in 2009, and will feature a unique repertoire of New England fiddle tunes. "There is currently a lot of focus on traditional American music from the South", she explains, "and many bands are exploring and recording that repertoire, but no one is getting to hear the amazing wealth of traditional music from the North. This is my first attempt at getting some of that music out there for people to enjoy. It is really important that we represent these two essential aspects of New England's traditional music heritage equally. The songs and dance tunes both combine to create an overview of the culture and the sound of traditional music from the northeast. The CDs 'Song' and 'Dance' are two halves of a whole that describes a musical heritage I am very proud of"


Read more about Lissa's current touring activities in "Lissa Schneckenburger to tour with Solas"

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