Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jemima James & Dan Waters: American Acoustic Folk Duets

With her warm, truth-telling voice and her 60s-era Gibson Hummingbird guitar, singer-songwriter Jemima James is a cornerstone of the Vineyard folk-music scene. Before moving to Martha's Vineyard to raise her family, she played in clubs in Greenwich Village, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where she appeared regularly at The Troubadour and The Hollywood Canteen. Over the decades she has collaborated with generations of renowned musicians and has made numerous recordings. On the Island, she is also known as the mom of singer-songwriter Willy Mason.

Appointed West Tisbury's first Poet Laureate in 2006, Dan Waters was raised in Brazil where poets and songwriters are often one and the same thing. He learned guitar at an early age, playing mostly for his own private enjoyment. A professional printer and illustrator, lately Dan has turned to exploring music as a vehicle for poetry.

On Wednesday, February 23rd at 7pm, join us on the main floor of the library for a free concert joining the forces of these dynamic players in a program of American Acoustic Folk Duets. A reception will follow the concert.

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