The Norwood Village Green Concert Series presents singer/songwriters and a return visit by Laurel Massé in the next few days.
The "In the Neighborhood" Singer/Songwriter Festival is Sunday, June 15 starting at 5 p.m. Partnering with North Country Public Radio's UpNorth Music project, the concert series will present three acts recorded for that project, Celia Evans, John and Orion Kribs, and Jim and Gwen Tracy.
Some may know Celia Evans for her song "90 Miles...of Family and Friends," the official song of the Adirondack Canoe Classic. Others may know her as Dr. Evans, associate professor of ecology at Paul Smith's College. The lyrics to her songs have been described as filled with love of nature, rich in nature images that describe the beauty of the rural northern landscapes and the people that inhabit them.
Father and son guitarists, singers, and songwriters John and Orion Kribs have been making music together for a long time. Both are accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose eclectic styles cover everything from Elvis and Carl Perkins to Gershwin, John Lee Hooker and Jack Johnson. Their sound is that of musical styles not only passed down from father to son but of endless hours of playing, listening and learning together.
Always interested in being a musician, Jim Tracy has been a member of several bands in and around his hometown Big Moose. His daughter Gwen remembers waking up Saturday mornings to the sound of her father playing guitar, and her mother singing in the house. Gwen is the lead vocalist in Delia, a band that allows her strong blues voice to shine.Laurel Massé appears with Tex Arnold and her trio on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m.