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Susan Werner To Perform At Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series
originally published: 12/16/2018
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Susan Werner will headline at the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. Zoe Mulford will open. The event is part of the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship. Admission is $10.00 per adult at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
Susan Werner has done it again; the woman NPR named “Empress of the Unexpected” has brought forth another unique concept album with a national tour to match. Her new EP, “An American in Havana,” is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner’s recent travels to Cuba.
Blessed with a great voice and great guitar and piano chops, the multi-talented Susan Werner has put it all together, chartering new territory in style with original compositions in the American Songbook style. She's breathed new and brilliant life into the popular song tradition, one that many thought was a closed book. She combines a singer-songwriter's attention to detail, a cabaret chanteuse's sense of drama and a sardonic feminist's approach to romance and relationships.
A transcendent performer, Werner made her first public performances at age five in Iowa, playing guitar and singing in her church. At 11, she began playing piano and in high school, she played saxophone in jazz combos. In college she earned a degree in voice and studied opera— until she began taking her guitar around to coffeehouses on the folk circuit in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City, reaching breakthrough success in the mid-90’s touring with countless luminaries.
Zoe Mulford charms audiences with powerful, story-driven songwriting, an engaging stage presence, and an unlabored vocal style. She backs her voice with guitar or clawhammer banjo, drawing on the traditional music of Appalachia and the British Isles and stealing a few pages from the American Songbook to create music that feels both comfortably lived-in and sparklingly fresh.
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The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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