Saturday, June 13 at 7:30PM
Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston’s acoustic music scene. She has won the triple crown of songwriting awards: Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (2000), the prestigious Kerrville Festival Best New Folk Award (2006), and a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act (2006). Her song Merry Go Round was featured in a national TV advertising campaign for Bank of America in 2007 and was played during the Super Bowl. Antje has extensive touring experience, crisscrossing 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.
Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community. – The Boston Globe
Antje has appeared at Old Sloop Coffeehouse four times before, including opening for Marty Joseph in March.
Here is a video of Antje performing her song Long Way.
“Folk that makes you feel stuff” is at the heart what Ash & Eric L’Esperance desire to create through their collaborative project, The Promise is Hope. Their music marries two distinctly talented songwriters whose sound draws from the deep and vast well of the roots music tradition. Ashley’s airy and intoxicating tone (think Alison Krauss) blends beautifully with Eric’s sweet, deep voice (think Cat Stevens). The two artists complement each other in every respect. With tightly woven harmonies, two acoustic guitars, and intimate songwriting, the pair presents a beautifully moving, inspired & connected live set. PopMatters says, “It is folk music, but folk that doesn’t find any quick or easy comparisons. Instead, it might be said that the L’Esperances have found their unique path within the storied tradition.”
Here is a video of The Promise is Hope performing their song Brother.