333 presents Zoe Mulford
with Two Sisters
Friday, November 16, 2018
7:30 PM (Doors open by 7)
Annapolis Friends Meeting
351 DuBois Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401 Check in on Facebook
“I never get tired of her songs. She is a songsmith whose lyrics are full of surprises: humor, pathos, and d**n good storytelling." - Janie Meneely (songwriter, concert promoter, and former 333 host)
is a fine singer-songwriter, and we've been hoping to bring her to 333 for a while now. She's got a great way with words and stories. She has a wide assortment of original songs - by turns compelling, trenchant (sometimes satirical), reflective, or funny. She sings in a sweet, strong voice and accompanies herself on banjo and guitar. Her style is grounded in the American, British or Celtic folk mainstream, with maybe a little Tin Pan Alley thrown in. We hear some echoes of Kate Wolf and Lee Hays in her approach. She's an engaging personality on stage, with a keen eye for life's absurdities, but her songs can be quite touching.
Zoe is kind of having an extra 15 minutes of fame this year, because a song from her latest album, “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” was picked up by Joan Baez. (If you read the Washington Post Magazine feature
about Baez earlier this year, Zoe’s song is the one quoted at the beginning of that.) But as big a break as that is, it's just part of a long career arc for Zoe. She's been touring both the US and the UK for at least 15 years now. She has 5 albums to her name, and some of her other songs are well known in the folk world. You may not know them yet, but we think you'll enjoy picking them up (and singing along).But wait, there's more!
We will also enjoy an opening set by Two Sisters
, the duo of Guen and Liz Spilsbury (yes, they are sisters). They are from the DC area, and they sing mostly traditional folk music, plus some classical and Renaissance songs - a nice variety, delivered with harmony they've been developing since childhood.
So, we hope you'll join us for a fine evening of songs!