PFS Presents Sarah Siskind – 5/2 at 8pm EDT
Due to the constantly changing reality surrounding the global health crisis of COVID-19, the FIRST priority of the Society is the health and well-being of our community. Following the wild success of its first livestream with Mari Black on March 13, 2020, the Society has worked to to keep the music playing, lift spirits, and make sure the artists in our extended Folk Family can continue to live day to day. We all know music is a universal language and we will be utilizing it as we present artists local, regional, and international – old favorites and new discoveries – to a digital audience of music lovers from the comfort of their own homes!
PFS is excited to bring you one of our FAVORITE acts from Americanafest live in your own home! With their tours cancelled and tens of thousands of dollars lost, this is the time to support the musicians we love and #KeepTheMusicPlaying
About Sarah Siskind:
Sarah Siskind is one of today’s most respected and covered songwriters as well as a stand-out independent artist. Armed with a striking vocal style and solid guitar and piano work, she has toured with Bonnie Raitt, Paul Brady, Grammy winner Bon Iver (who also famously covered her song “Lovin’s For Fools”), Lee Ann Womack and The Swell Season. Her songs have been recorded by Alison Krauss (the GRAMMY nominated “Simple Love”), Wynonna, Randy Travis and many more. The hit TV show Nashville featured 22 of Sarah’s songs, including the unofficial theme song “A Life That’s Good.” Her songs can also be heard on MTV’s Teen Mom 2, MTV’s Awkward, ABC’s Pretty Little Liars, Lifetime’s Army Wives and HBO’s The Wire.
Modern Appalachia, slated for release in 2020, is Sarah Siskind’s most vulnerable and personal album to date, generously showcasing a reconnection to her roots in North Carolina. Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville, this album is conversation about humanity and how we relate to each other and to ourselves. Originally conceived as a way to describe a music style or sound, “modern appalachia” became much more over the last few years as Sarah settled back into her home state. It is a feeling; a little wild, a little old-fashioned. It’s a way of life; progressive, but rooted in long standing patterns.
The album features North Carolina musicians Jeff Sipe (drums), Mike Seal (guitar) and Daniel Kimbro (bass). Bill Frisell graces the title track “Modern Appalachia” with his masterful touch while Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) lends his unmistakable vocals to “Carolina.” Release date to be announced.
DUE TO THE SUCCESS OF PFS’ FIRST LIVESTREAM, THE METHOD THAT WE CAN SUCCESSFULLY USE FOR THIS EVENT IS STREAMING LIVE IN A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP. YOU MUST HAVE FACEBOOK ACCESS TO PARTAKE IN THIS LIVESTREAM. YOU WILL BE SENT THE ADDRESS TO JOIN THE GROUP IN THE CONFIRMATION AND WE WILL ONLY APPROVE YOU IF YOUR FACEBOOK NAME MATCHES WHAT YOU SUBMITTED ON THE FORM, SO BE CAREFUL WHEN FILLING IT OUT PLEASE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE.
We thank you so much for your support and understanding in a time of so much uncertainty. Sending much love to our entire extended folk family. Stay well.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST