THURSDAY, AUGUST 16TH • CONCERT IN THE GARDEN WITH LAURA CORTESE AND THE ACOUSTIC PROJECT
Welding the propulsive grace of ancient fiddle styles to disarmingly open-hearted original pop songs, Laura Cortese has emerged among the most intriguing and versatile musicians in the bountiful New England post-folk scene. At home in any number of traditional styles, her highly-visible work as a supporting musician (on fiddle, vocals, and bass) includes appearances with Uncle Earl, Tao Seeger, Band of Horses, and – as part of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden – Patterson Hood and Michael Franti. Laura will appear with fellow musicians Natalie Haas, Brittany Haas and Hanneke Cassel who make up the Acoustic Project. The band has been enjoying glowing reviews playing festivals and concerts in 2011. Picnics are encouraged. The gates open at 6:30 pm and the concert begins at 7:00 pm. The concert will be held rain or shine. Tickets available at www.rjdmuseum.org or at 508-997-1401, $16 for members, $20 for non-members.