The Parlor Room hosts their third Parlor Sessions of the winter with two trios, soup and an open jam.
Two extraordinary Americana trios [Ari & Mia w/ Lucy Wise, and KALOS (Eric McDonald, Ryan McKasson, Jeremia McLane)] are crossing paths in Western Mass and we’re lucky to have caught them on the same night. Plus, this is a Parlor Session, followed by an all comers jam. Imagine that jam, with these six players and all other musicians in the room. A cure for mid-winter.
ABOUT ARI & MIA
New England’s favorite sister duo, Ari & Mia, team up with Australia’s Lucy Wise, “a wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer” (ABC Radio National). This will be the third tour for the trio who, despite the distance, think of each other as musical soulmates.
“Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds” (No Depression), Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. “Ari & Mia are not creating a new music; they are taking it to another level and exploring areas that have not been attempted in decades. Their all-acoustic, pure and honest approach has significance…with lyrical wizardry and searing harmony as good as The Beach Boys,” continues No Depression. Both award-winning songwriters, the sisters have toured all across the U.S and Australia and are graduates of New England Conservatory’s cutting edge Contemporary Improvisation department.
ABOUT LUCY WISE (joining Ari & Mia as their third)
Lucy Wise is a Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. Accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer, she creates a contemporary sound that draws upon her roots in folk, old-time American and Celtic music. The evocative imagery and universal themes in Lucy’s songs have won the hearts of listeners from a diverse range of backgrounds and have seen her tour three albums and two EP’s in Australia, NZ, the US and the UK.
Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Their individual artistry is enhanced when together. In short, the sum creates a greater whole. The result is an alluring complexity, full of spontaneous musicality. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, they create a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. An air of mystery pervades a sound compelling enough to transcend boundaries and appeal to music lovers of all stripes.