Monday, October 19, 2009

MARYLOU FERRANTE helps launch new house concert series

Marylou is a notloB alumna, having opened for Dennis Brennan during the Spring '08 season at the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain. When we were considering artists to launch the new notfarG series, Marylou came to mind first and foremost.

notfarG House Concerts, a sister series to notloB Folk Concerts, produced in Somerville and Newton, is pleased to present


Sunday, October 25

$10 suggested donation, all proceeds go to the artist.

Marylou Ferrante was described by music critic and writer, Daniel Gewertz, in the Boston Herald, as the Bay State's finest female acoustic blues interpreter.

Marylou is an artist who performs pre-war blues from the 1920's & 30's. She covers major artists from the delta to east coast piedmont style players such as Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Blind Boy Fuller and Memphis Minnie along with mandolin players such as Yank Rachell.

Her passionate expression of these old songs comes from a love of the music and the arrangements themselves, as well as what she says is an appreciation for "the history of these folks and the difficult circumstances they endured."

Marylou has honed her craft listening to the old recordings and learning from some of the great blues players today such as Paul Rishell, Guy Davis, Robert Jones and mandolin great Rich DelGrosso. Marylou has taught at The Cellar Studio, Salem MA

* "Marylou is a killer. I have watched her grow, and now she's taking over. Blues lovers look out!"... GUY DAVIS

* "Marylou has the soul of a blues Woman" Detroit's Blues Man... ROBERT JONES

Potluck lunch at noon
Concert 1pm
Pickin' party 3-4pm

Guests are welcome to bring a beverage of choice, Tea and Coffee available.

Recording is permitted and encouraged as long as we get a copy.

Seating is very limited so we ask that you RSVP ~ send email to notlobreservations @ ~ RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

Future notfarG house concerts:
Sunday, November 22, 2009 Claudia Nygaard
Sunday, December 13, 2009 David Massengill

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