Thursday, September 22, 2022

Fruitlands Fall Concert Series: The Nields

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The Nields

About Fruitlands Fall Concert Series: The Nields

We are thrilled to announce that Fall concerts are returning this year in the Fruitlands open-air event tent. This year’s series of intimate performances celebrates diverse women’s voices in art and music today, featuring an incredible all-female lineup of talented musicians.

On September 22nd we welcome The Nields to the stage!

The Nields story begins with the two sisters. Nerissa and Katryna grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and in the back seat of the family car. Katryna learned to sing melody with their father, eventually making her an ideal front person for the band. Nerissa, on the other hand, tackled the harmonies; with that skill, she provided a natural counterpoint to her sister’s vibrant lead.

“On first listen, some might glibly categorize this acoustic folk trio-turned-modern rock quintet as Alanis Fronts the Indigo Girls. But listen to [the Nields] twice and you’ll start to catch the twists in the tales, the quirks and ironies that make every song a short story. And then you’ll be hooked.”
-SPIN Magazine

Released in 2020, November is the Nields 20th album. With each song inspired by the headlines, the cover of the CD is, fittingly, a newspaper design. Though the songs tackle critical issues––the climate crisis (“The Kids Always Get It”), injustice at the border (“Goodbye, Mexico,” “Jesus Was a Refugee”), the fragility of our democracy (“America the Beautiful”)––the message of hope pulses through each track, a strong and steady heartbeat. For the two familiar songs –“This Land Is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful”—the Nields are joined by a bevy of others, including Dar Williams, Chris Smither, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, Ben Demerath, Kalliope Jones, and their own children, plus members of a local youth chorus. The lyrics of “America the Beautiful” have been tinkered with (“And crown thy good in neighborhoods…”) to reflect what today’s poets might hope for our country.

Concert begins at 6:30PM, Doors Open 6PM

Fall Concerts at Fruitlands are seated concerts that take place under the event tent. With tent coverage these events are able to move forward rain or shine. 

Food and drink will be available through the Fruitlands Museum Café.

Space is limited and pre-registration required. 

Full Series Lineup:

September 8 – Kris Delmhorst

September 15 – Jill Sobule

September 22 – The Nields

September 29 – Crys Matthews

October 6- Jonatha Brooke

October 13- Deb Talan

October 20 – Melissa Ferrick

October 27- Lilli Lewis

Any questions? Contact Catherine Shortliffe at cshortliffe@thetrustees.org

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