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Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt have been wearing their voices, dulcimers, and guitars together for almost four decades. Heart-openingharmony and musical chemistry like no other, Claudia and Sally continueto win over the folk community with their double dulcimer and 6 and 12-string guitar work. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the me&thee is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead at 28 Mugford Street. Sally Rogers is no ordinary public school music teacher. Her career has combined national and international folk music tours with teaching music. She has won numerous awards, including three Indie awards (National Association of Independent Record Distributors) and two Parents Choice Gold Awards, for her work which includes fifteen recordings. Rogershas “a clear, fluid and remarkably agile voice, a keen sense of drama, and a most refreshing sense of fun,” Peggy Seeger said. The Washington Post has praised her ‘sterling guitar-banjo-dulcimer work and achingly sweet voice.” And the Boston Globe called her “a true artist”with “talent AND the fire of genius.” A composer of folk operas and cantatas, she has had songs published in hymnals and national school musictextbooks. Claudia Schmidt is a Michigan native and has toured throughoutNorth American and Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded 19 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms and featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Through all these years of touring, Schmidt has been perfecting her craft. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama, and celebrating the moment. She always includes original songs along with very personal interpretations of others’ work in her concerts. She has a unique worldview strongon clarity, humor, and wonder. Among the many accolades, Schmitt has earned, this San Francisco Bay Guardian review is particularly intriguing: “Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what’s going to happen next, chances are it’s going to be wonderful,every moment is burned into your memory and you know you’ll never be thesame again.”

This event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org

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November 1, 2019
8:00 pm