Wednesday, November 13, 7:30
Contemporary Folk: the line between traditionals and originals
Rona is a duo made up by Timothy Hull from the west coast of the US and Amsterdam based Margot Merah. They bring a lovely mix of traditionals and new folk songs, intricate harmonies and strong but tender guitar lines.
Margot and Timothy met even before they'd actually met. Timothy's songs travelled across the Atlantic making it to an Irish session in Amsterdam, where Margot first heard them. And Margot's album Daughters, with her duo The Lasses, came into Timothy's house via their mutual friend Kathryn Claire. So when the two songwriters stood face to face for the first time on Whidbey Island in the spring of 2015, introductions were hardly necessary.
Both Timothy and Margot have a love for folk music, for songs that tell a story, for old as well as modern folk. As a duo they bring a variety of old songs and new ones, covers and originals, up tempo and ballads. Their voices blend beautifully and with their guitar lines intertwining Margot and Timothy make you forget yourself in their music. Strong but subtle guitar playing, heartfelt vocals, sometimes embellished with harmonica and shrutibox make for an atmospheric concert.
Arms of winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKYm3JBIY_c