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Antje Duvekot and Maia Sharp @ the Barn

February 11 @ 7:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Antje Duvekot sits by a window in the sun. Press photo courtesy of the artist
Antje Duvekot

Internationally acclaimed singer songwriters Antje Duvekot and Maia Sharp will perform together in an evening of folk and roots at the Egremont Barn.

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston’s top singer songwriters with “Big Dream Boulevard” her debut studio release and “the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer” and “New Siberia” her follow-up albums. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul’s label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje.

It was voted “#1 Folk Release of 2006” by the Boston Globe and was named to the “Top10 Releases of the Year” by National Public Radio’s, Folk Alley. Her follow up albums “the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer” and “New Siberia” were produced by Richard Shindell and alongside him include other “folk royalty” such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli.

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Antje has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville (TX) “Best New Folk Award” and in one of the nation’s top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act,” three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.

Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe many times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited to play some of the top festivals including The Newport Folk Festival as well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she’s headlined the The Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark.

Maia Sharp has carved out an enduring career as both a solo artist and songwriter, as well as a producer for Garfunkel, Edwin McCain and others. She has toured extensively in the US and UK, including appearances on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” CBS Early Morning, and the TODAY Show, while also an NYU adjunct professor and a longtime participant in Songwriting with Soldiers’ writing retreats for veterans.

Sharp opened her career her first cut for a major artist (on Cher’s 1995 album ‘It’s a Man’s World’) and signed recording and publishing deals with industry legend Miles Copeland. Soon she was being jetted off to songwriting workshops in a French castle alongside the likes of Carole King, Jon Bon Jovi, The Bangles, and The Go-Gos.

With an intriguingly androgynous voice and rare medley of influences, Sharp has happily confounded pigeonholing throughout her career. She’s been labelled country, alt-country, roots, and pop – sometimes on the same release.

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Date:
February 11
Time:
7:00 pm
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Egremont Barn
17 Main Street
Egremont, MA
413-528-1570

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