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Mood Indigo
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Mood Indigo
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Tues Sept 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 3 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 4 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 6 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Sept 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Michel Gondry Starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou French with English subtitles 1 hr 34 mins, rated NR Set in a charmingly... Read More

Directed by Michel Gondry
Starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou
French with English subtitles
1 hr 34 mins, rated NR

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. When Colin learns that his best friend Chick, a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloe and, before they know it, they’re dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers.

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Songwriters in the Round - Season Premiere
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Songwriters in the Round - Season Premiere
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Wed Sept 3 | 7pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Lisa Redfern brings three talented Maine songwriters to perform in an intimate, unplugged setting in Frontier’s theatre for an evening of compelling songs and... Read More

Lisa Redfern brings three talented Maine songwriters to perform in an intimate, unplugged setting in Frontier’s theatre for an evening of compelling songs and stories. For this season premiere, Lisa invites Matt Newberg, Amy Kucharik, and Ryan Halliburton to join her.


Lisa Redfern
Lisa is an award-winning singer-songwriter who just released her 10th solo recording (8th CD). This newest, “Once in a While”, swings with 12 of Lisa’s favorite jazz standards, accompanied by 6 piece jazz band. Lisa blends her roots in all forms of Americana and Roots music to create something unmistakably her own. For over 25 years, Lisa has brought joy and comfort to listeners of all ages. Livingston Taylor said of Lisa (after she opened for him), “Wow, I haven’t heard a voice like yours in 30 years. You sound like the original women of folk.” To order cds go to www.lisaredfern.com


Matt Newberg
Ocean salted rocks, tall fields, old barns and rural roads are the stuff Matt Newberg is born of.  With this foundation he has crafted songs for over twenty years.   Elements of the earth, life’s characters and the human experience find themselves on stage, telling stories of both fact and fiction.  A consummate performer, who has shared the stage with the likes of John Hiatt and Greg Brown. www.mattnewberg.com


Amy Kucharik
Boston singer/songwriter ‪Amy Kucharik applies the sweet, innocent tones of her ukulele to the dark humor of her wit. This "uke noir" gets rendered into a distinct vintage style of old time dixieland blended with bluesy folk. In July she released her debut album "Cunning Folk" containing 10 of her originals arranged for a diversely instrumented band. One reviewer called the songs "clever, fun and intelligent" while another said they "lyrically betray her background as a poet without being snooty about it." Amy plays with words as she does with notes to find the smile amidst tales of love lost and found.


Ryan Halliburton
Ryan Halliburton has been writing, recording and performing since 1996, and has shared stages with Churchill, Glen Philips, The Taylor Hicks Band, Willy Porter, The Brothers Creeggan, Susan Tedeschi, Jeremiah Freed, and Rustic Overtones, among many others. He is currently performing and recording with The Grumps, The Blues Mafia, The Still and Lisa Donnelly.

 


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Frank
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Frank
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Tues Sept 9 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 10 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Sept 11 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 12 | 2pm
Sat Sept 13 | 2pm
Sun Sept 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson English 1 hr 35 mins, rated R Acclaimed Irish... Read More

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson
English
1 hr 35 mins, rated R

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats), FRANK is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.

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Live in the Lounge with Pigbee
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Live in the Lounge with Pigbee
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Wed Sept 10 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Pigbee, Micromasse, and Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.


PIGBEE
PigBee is an experimental jazz trio based in Maine. The saxophone/guitar/drum trio will be interpreting the jazz music from the 50's and 60's, the Beatles, and their own original compositions.

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North of Nashville
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North of Nashville
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Fri Sept 12 | 8pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Blending the sound and energy of influences Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard and Bruce Springsteen, North of Nashville delivers a driving and true... Read More

Blending the sound and energy of influences Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard and Bruce Springsteen, North of Nashville delivers a driving and true taste of heartland music. The Country/Americana duo keeps one foot planted in tradition and the other in a wild and lawless territory of American Roots Music. Whether you're a Country fan or not, it's a good bet you've never seen anything like North of Nashville in any direction of Music City.


North of Nashville, from Portland, Maine, is the newest project from Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle of This Way (their 5 piece alt-country act nominated for “Best Folk, Country and Roots Act” by the 2012 New England Music Awards). Armed with the lean thump and swagger of mid-70's outlaw country, coupled with well-crafted songwriting and a relentless energy, they consistently leave bodies sweat drenched both on and off stage.

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The Novel Jazz Septet
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The Novel Jazz Septet
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Sat September 13 | 8pm | $15 in advance, $18 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Novel Jazz Septet returns to the Frontier Cinema, Café and Gallery on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM to feature the swinging music of the great American... Read More

The Novel Jazz Septet returns to the Frontier Cinema, Café and Gallery on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM to feature the swinging music of the great American jazz composer, Duke Ellington, plus fellow co-composer, Billy Strayhorn. The band will highlight well-known tunes, plus rare, vintage gems, recently unearthed from original scores at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and re-interpreted for you at Frontier.  Aimsel Ponti of the Portland Press Herald hails Novel Jazz, “These are all seasoned jazz guys, and the result is a sound that made me sway, smile, groove, slow-dance with myself around the living room and play the air snare drums”.  Novel Jazz travels far and wide, keeping the spirit of Duke and ‘Sweet Pea alive and swinging!

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Boyhood
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Boyhood
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Tues Sept 16 | 2pm
Wed Sept 17 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 18 | 2pm
Fri Sept 19 | 2pm
Sat Sept 20 | 2pm
Sun Sept 21 | 2pm, 7pm
Tues Sept 23 | 2pm, 7pm
Wed Sept 24 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 25 | 2pm, 7pm
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Summary: Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke English 2 hrs 44 mins, rated R Filmed over 12 years... Read More

Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
English
2 hrs 44 mins, rated R

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

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Frontiers of Music #16
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Frontiers of Music #16
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Tues Sept 16 | 7:30pm | Admission: Name Your Own Price

Summary: The Frontier Café is happy to present the 16 th installment of its continuing contemporary music series, Frontiers of Music, on September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM.... Read More

The Frontier Café is happy to present the 16th installment of its continuing contemporary music series, Frontiers of Music, on September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Created by Frontier and Brunswick-based composer and bassist Joshua DeScherer, Frontiers of Music presents programs of contemporary chamber music and experimental improvisation in a relaxed setting. Admission to all Frontiers of Music events is “Name Your Price.”


Frontiers of Music #16 will feature duets, both composed and improvised. Vocalist Laurie Amat, of Providence, Rhode Island, will pair with the electronic drones of New Hampshire-based Dave Seidel. Seidel has performed extensively as on guitar, bass, and electronics. His recent release, ~60 Hz, creates a mesmerizing landscape out of the interference patterns of sine waves. Laurie Amat is well known as a vocalist across genres. She has performed a solo role in Mozart’s Requiem, collaborated with The Residents, and travels extensively to perform in venues ranging from large concert halls to pubs to underground bunkers.


Boston based cellist Junko Fujiwara, who has performed on Frontiers of Music with the Mimi Rabson Trio, returns to perform a duet with her frequent collaborator, pianist Steve Lantner. Lantner has appeared at notable jazz venues and festivals both in America and abroad, and has recorded award-winning and critically acclaimed CDs under his own name and with Joe Morris, Joe Maneri, and others. Junko Fujiwara holds cello faculty positions at Boston College, and Governor’s Academy, and performs as both a creative music/improviser and as an active classical player. She has recorded with Mimi Rabson’s String Theory Trio, BOLT, Joe Morris, and the Evocation Trio and is currently working on a new recording with the Eric Hofbauer Quintet.


Ben Noyes and Joshua DeScherer are well-known to Southern Maine’s contemporary music audience. They have both performed music by many of New England’s leading composers, and they have often collaborated to perform each other’s compositions. At Frontiers of Music, they will present a series of recently written duets for cello and double bass.


Rounding out the program will be the premiere of Cycles by Bill Matthews. Matthews trained at Oberlin, the University of Iowa, the Yale School of Music and the Institute of Sonology in the Netherlands. He has taught at Bates College since 1978, and occasionally pinch hits at Bowdoin. He composes for voices, instruments, and digital media, often working with choreographers and local ensembles. Cycles uses live flute input to control a computer using MAX and Vienna Instrument samples.


Frontiers of Music will conclude its 2014 season on November 18, and planning is underway for the 2015 season, which will begin in January.

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Restorative Justice Institute of Maine presents Just Conversations
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Restorative Justice Institute of Maine presents Just Conversations
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Wed Sept 17 | $10 suggested donation
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Summary: Please join us on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30PM for Just Conversations , an evening of conversation with Peacemaking Circle expert Kay Pranis. Just... Read More

Please join us on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30PM for Just Conversations, an evening of conversation with Peacemaking Circle expert Kay Pranis.


Just Conversations is sponsored by the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine and is a series of events to advance the use of restorative practices that heal, restore and transform individuals and communities.


Kay is a national leader in restorative justice, specializing in Peacemaking Circles.  She served as the Restorative Justice Planner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1994 to 2003.  Before that, she worked six years as the director of research services at the Citizens Council on Crime and Justice.  She has written and presented papers on peacemaking Circles and restorative justice in the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan.  Since 1998, Kay has conducted Circle trainings in a diverse range of communities—from schools to prisons to workplaces to churches, from rural farm towns in Minnesota to Chicago’s South Side.


There is a $10.00 suggested donation and reservations are required.  Please go to www.rjimaine.org for more information.


Amy & The Engine with special guests Old Soul
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Amy & The Engine with special guests Old Soul
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Sat Sept 20 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Self-described as "indie-folk-pop", Amy and the Engine features the singing and songwriting of Maine's Amy Allen, a two-time recipient of The Portland Phoenix's "Best... Read More

Self-described as "indie-folk-pop", Amy and the Engine features the singing and songwriting of Maine's Amy Allen, a two-time recipient of The Portland Phoenix's "Best Female Singer" award. The Berklee College-based band formed during the long Boston winter of 2013-4 and also includes Blain Crawford (bass), Ben Kling (mandolin and keys), Kathryn Hallberg (vocals), Vinny Silva (Lead Guitar) and Manuel Ruiz (drums). Their debut single "I Got You" was released to radio in June 2014 and an EP is due in the fall. The band has spent the summer of 2014 touring New England, opening shows for Rustic Overtones, The Mallett Brothers and Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, among others. They count among their influences The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Scissor Sisters, Paul Simon and Dr. Dog.


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Old Soul is an indie folk/rock band from southern Maine. They will be performing songs from their forthcoming album due this Spring.

 

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PUMP
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PUMP
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Summary: Directed by Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell Starring Elon Musk, Luiz ‘Lula’ da Silva, Ashley Elisabeth Cox English Rated PG PUMP... Read More

Directed by Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Starring Elon Musk, Luiz ‘Lula’ da Silva, Ashley Elisabeth Cox
English
Rated PG

PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it – and finally win choice at the pump. Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. PUMP shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars – cheaper, cleaner and American made – and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy. The film features notable experts such as John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil US; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge. Right now we have the ability to change our country’s future, but we never knew it. Aren’t we tired of being taken for a ride? PUMP is the movie that could change that.
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Noe Socha - Solo Performance
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Noe Socha - Solo Performance
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Sat Oct 11 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Noé  Socha is a blues guitarist from from the small town of Carpi, Italy. Influenced by artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young and blues artists like Mississippi... Read More

Noé  Socha is a blues guitarist from from the small town of Carpi, Italy. Influenced by artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young and blues artists like Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Noe has created his own signature sound. He pairs a fiery guitar technique with virtuoso harmonica playing, channeling the sounds of the Mississippi Delta with a hint of Hendrix-esque flavor.


A graduate from Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship, he received many awards including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to the college’s top student.


Noé has had the great honor of performing and/or recording with Nona Hendrix (Labelle), Vernon Reid (Living Color), and multi-Grammy winner Javier Limón. He has also toured extensively with Grammy award-winning artist Paula Cole.


Noé was recently mentioned in Rolling Stone about his standout performance at the Berklee Commencement Concert honoring Willie Nelson’s career. Noé’s passion and drive is evident through his music. Whether it’s in front of thousands of people or in an intimate setting, the audience always leaves feeling Noe’s story through his instrument.


"…Noe Socha, a graduating student from Italy, blew away the crowd with his virtuoso soloing on steel guitar and harmonica during Fred Rose’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” which Nelson made his own on his classic album Red Headed Stranger…" - Rolling Stone

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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Wed October 29 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Pigbee, Micromasse, and Tyler Stanley's Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.

 

NATIVE ISLES (keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals)
A brother and sister duo, Tyler and Emma grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine but have spent most of their years since childhood in different areas.


Tyler, in Portland and now a resident of Brunswick, has been a member of the Portland based funk/soul band, Sly - Chi for over 10 years. As well, he has been involved in a number of local projects that have had national recognition such as Gypsy Tailwind and Jacob Augustine. Most recently he played at Sundance International Film Festival with The Pete Kilpatrick Band backing John Popper of Blues Traveler.


Emma, after graduating from The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, has done three tours with the Broadway Musical, Spamalot, playing in the orchestra. She also was a musical performer at the 2010 Junior Olympics in Singapore. Emma now resides in Portland, Maine and plays with The Fogcutters Big Band.


As a duo they perform original material, “standards,” and their own arrangements of modern tunes.


Lisa Donnelly
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Lisa Donnelly
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Rescheduled TBD

Summary: “Home is what I know,” croons soul songstress Lisa Donnelly in wistful yet reassuring melody and candor. These thematic words close her upcoming album and... Read More

“Home is what I know,” croons soul songstress Lisa Donnelly in wistful yet reassuring melody and candor. These thematic words close her upcoming album and affirm the discoveries of a wandering life. Donnelly has moved around some: She’s seen the states, Europe, and South America, and takes road trips up and down California like she’s going to the corner store. But a road bound lifestyle does not come without lessons, and Donnelly has spun hers into a grounding verity that shimmers in her new collection of tunes.

 

Donnelly whetted her appetite as a youth by singing blues and rock standards with old-salt locals in her hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. After finishing college she took her stage experience to Los Angeles and explored different styles of music, but settled into the pop-songwriter genre to release a full length album. In a soul searching mood she then plotted a course to San Francisco, where she discovered a strange warmth and overwhelming solace which juxtaposed LA’s hard-knuckled work code.


What began for her as a search for change in a different city suddenly felt instead like a return, and her sidelined roots started to shape songs that would constitute her new album.


Donnelly’s brand is cowgirl rock and soul, but she lays it down with a sultry attitude that cuts deep. New songs like ‘Whoa They Got You’ radiate take-charge blues-mama sass — she is Mama D among friends — while others like ‘Long Days Highways’ lean on the sweet and forthcoming motifs of classic country. Each song shines in discreet and poignant style, but not without the help of her LA-based producer Ethan Allen. When Ben Harper guitarist Jason Mozersky introduced the two, the connection felt immediately authentic. Allen empathized with Donnelly’s musical background and became an old friend nearly overnight. They spent hundreds of days together honing the sound for the new record, and by peeling back layer after layer, were able to reveal a core that would echo both Donnelly’s down home spirit and traveler’s wisdom. Allen’s relaxed, creative, and enthusiastic personality let Donnelly feel at home.


Their chemistry bodes well: In the midst of album production, and in a week’s notice, the two pulled together an original song for ABC’s The Bachelorette, which Lisa then performed on live national television on December of 2012. But this is just a preview of Donnelly’s accolades. She’s had several song placements both in feature films and television shows, performs country-wide, and has collaborated with an impressive list of songwriters and producers. Most recently — and to tout her versatility — she sang with the Blind Boys of Alabama as well as grammy nominated house producer Andy Caldwell. What better way to celebrate these accomplishments than the release of a fresh record.


Aptly titled, ‘Home’ is the declaration of a wandering soul and is a welcome mat for the weary. It is the culmination of her travels, both worldly and spiritually. Her lessons in movement and displacement cement an expression of what it means to arrive at a place of comfort, but an arrival is rarely a destination. Donnelly closes her new album by asking listeners, “When the circle’s round, will you follow through?” For Donnelly, home is where the heart leads you.

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