Saturday, October 5 at 7:30PM
This concert is a co-bill featuring two performers who have opened Old Sloop Coffeehouse concerts to great acclaim. They are good friends who have often appeared together.
With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter‘s songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, “Dreaming as I Do”, released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has performed over 700 shows in 45 states and 13 countries. Caroline is currently touring to support her second major release, “Home on The River”. No Depression calls the album “sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing… raising spirits with one song, calming them with another.” Icon Magazine writes, “Her well-constructed songs bring to mind the early work of Mary Chapin Carpenter.” “Today’s folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner. In that regard, ‘Home on the River’ is an absolutely essential record.” (Country Standard Time)
Raised on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, Emily Mure sharpened her songwriting chops while studying music at Ithaca College and busking on the streets of Galway, Ireland. She later returned to New York, pursuing her songwriting career in the same city that housed her grandfather, musician Billy Mure. Over the course of three acclaimed albums, she has cracked the Top 10 on the Folk DJ Charts, showcased at the International Folk Alliance conference, toured internationally, and seen her music featured on NBC, ABC, and PBS. She’s also made a habit of nodding to those who’ve come before her, adding covers of David Bowie’s “As the World Falls Down” and Cake’s “Mexico” to the original music that fills previous albums. With Sad Songs and Waltzes, she directs her focus toward her influences, while also doubling down on her own ability to transform — and transcend — the sounds that helped inspire her to pursue a career as a songwriter.
Here is a video of Caroline Cotter performing her song Peace of Mind.
And here is a video of Emily Mure performing her song Roommate’s Predicament.