After crisscrossing the globe performing at clubs and festivals from Newport to Denmark, Antje Duvekot makes her Merryall debut on August 5 th , 8:00 pm. Born in Germany, she arrived in Boston, as a guitar-totting teen. Very quickly, she established a reputation as one of the area’s top songwriting talents with her debut studio release, “Big Dream Boulevard” and follow-up albums “Highwire Dancer” and “New Siberia.” That debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish supergroup SOLAS and quickly attracted international attention, being voted #1 Folk Release of the Year by the Boston Globe and named to the Top 10 Releases of the Year by NPR’s Folk Alley.
Traveling in the US and abroad, Duvekot has performed at clubs and festivals including The Newport Folk Fest, Celtic Connections, and Tonder Festival. Her dossier includes Grand Prizes in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious Kerrville (TX) “Best New Folk Award” and The Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act”, three of the top prizes in the singer-songwriter world.
Says Duvekot, talking about her latest release, “I am very excited about “New Wild West, releasing on Sept 15 th. I’ve grown as a singer and as a person. The new songs reflect an era that can be roughly described as “finding yourself in mid-life”. I think of songs as a process, not a destination. Thankfully.” She continues, “The process of expressing
myself in song over the last few decades has found resonance with my listeners and shown that when one makes art that is personal one is often making art that is universal. I’m very excited to perform and share my art at the Merryall Center.”
Stay tuned, Ellis Paul will be climaxing Merryall’s successful
songwriting series on August 19th. “Paul is not only a singer and songwriter but more…a storyteller who reflects on unifying themes like the celebration of heroes, hope, redemption, life, and love,” says Merryall’s Executive Director, Dean Gray, “We invite you to join us and be inspired.”
Tickets for the performance are available at merryallcenter.org. The Merryall Center is a non-profit arthouse and community center located at 8 Chapel Hill Road. For more information about the organization, including upcoming events and memberships, discounts, and pricing, visit the Center’s website at merryallcenter.org.