Zoë Lewis plays gypsy jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international folk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! WINNER of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Award in 2003, NEW FOLK WINNER 2002 at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and 2001 Falconridge Folk Festival AUDIENCE FAVORITE.
Originally from England, she now resides in Provincetown on Cape Cod, MA, where she performs every summer. She’s traveled around the globe to over 70 countries, picking up world-beat grooves and stories on the way; jumping box cars, riding on freight boats and has even played music with an elephant orchestra in Thailand. She’s written music for commercials, movies and 2 original musicals entitled SNAIL ROAD and ACROSS THE POND that were staged in Provincetown in 2011 and 2013 to sold out houses. She runs a 1920’s SPEAKEASY with her band ZOE LEWIS AND THE BOOTLEGGERS specializing in Prohibition era jazz, which has become a big summertime hit on Cape Cod.
ZOË has performed across the USA, Europe, Australia, Canada and works for OLIVIA cruises. She’s performed with the INDIGO GIRLS, PAT BENETAR, JUDY COLLINS, RICHIE HAVENS and NANCI GRIFFITH to name a few. In 2013 she was voted PROVINCETOWN WOMAN OF THE YEAR. She has released 7 albums of original material and is working on a new CD, a CD for kids, a collection of poems and a one-woman play.
Velvet-voiced singer, songsmith, musician – soulful interpreter of rhythm & blues and pop standards – a twister and blender of notes, phrases, and melodies. Equally influenced by Aaron Neville, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, and Marvin Gaye, his music is moving and often centered around words of loves lost, won or rediscovered.
Now living on Cape Cod, Ken writes, records and performs covers as well as his own compositions. His CD, Talk to You features his vocals, writing and enticing blend of soul-infused pop.
Denya LeVine and Julie Charland are Cape Cod favorites so please join the Truro Public Library in welcoming them as they perform an Irish-themed musical performance! Denya and Julie will introduce you to songs you may have never heard before as they give us an original performance. They’ve been performing across the Cape together for years and bring their love of world music and joyous energy to every performance.
The locals call someone who moves to Cape Cod but was not born there a Washashore. In Texas, a young girl barrel-raced on Pleasant Valley Ranch and had never seen the ocean. So when Monica Rizzio crossed over the iconic bridges of Cape Cod in 2004, she instantly became the Washashore Cowgirl.
The former Tripping Lily front woman has left behind the acoustic, condenser mic style and has brought her East Texas roots up North. Rizzio is a founder and co-owner of the roots-based music school, West Bend Music, providing all-ages private instruction. In 2014 she founded and launched Vinegrass, a non-profit music production company, that raises money for scholarships, instruments, and grants through concerts and an annual roots-music festival.
“Elizabeth Schultze and Bo Ericsson have played many concerts all over the Cape since moving here in 1991. Schultze is a member of Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, and Ericsson is a former member. Ericsson, a native of Sweden, graduated from the Gothenborg Conservatory of Music and studied at the Swedish Radio School in Stockholm. Schultze is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where she studied with internationally known violinist Andor Toth, and studied abroad with other renowned cellists.” -Cape Cod Times
Please join the Truro Library in welcoming these classical performers for their first performance at our Winter Music Series. It is a treat to have such talented musicians creating a symphony of music for our listening pleasure!
Influenced by artists like Eva Cassidy, Bob Dylan, Laura Marling and Norah Jones “Featherbed Lane” showcases Jordan’s soulful voice and sensitive song-writing style. In January 2014, Jordan landed an invitation to perform at Boston Mayor Walsh’s Inaugural Gala helping to catalyze her breakout year as a young artist. A nomination for Limelight Music Awards’ 2016 Female Vocalist of the Year, Third Place overall in the Eventide Regional Songwriting Competition (ERSC) in 2016, Grand Prize winner of the ERSC in 2017, winner of the 2017 AFCC Fellowship for the Performing Arts and the anticipation of her next release have led to a recent spike in local publicity and an audience waiting for her to take off.
Mike Machaby is a multi-instrumentalist, alternating between lap steel, mandolin and lead guitar. Mike is 28 years old and has worked in studios in NYC, Muscle Shoals with Siobhan Magnus and is involved in several musical projects here on the Cape. Mike also composes and performs his own music. He will be using all three for the performance. [Photo credit of Machaby to Nick Blazis.]
Michael Holt has toured North America and Europe twenty times and released ten albums of his music. He puts on a spontaneous, one-man variety show using multiple instruments, moods, and characters. He weaves covers of Debussy, Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, and Fela Kuti in with Beatlesy pop songs on the guitar, original classical pieces on the piano, and Fellini-esque lounge music on the organ. His newest material is about the converging crises facing our world today, but he’s just as likely to put on a strange costume and sing a song that will make you laugh.
“Michael Holt writes an all-too-rare kind of music, in which sophistication is in the service of emotion. His personal, powerful songs are really smart, but you realize that only after you first experience them as intimate, direct, and deeply meaningful.” – David Garland, WNYC, America’s most-listened-to public radio station.
Since 1999, Daddy-O! has been re-creating the 1950s era performing in Southern New England, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Some may call it, “Oldies”… We call it: “HARDCORE FIFTIES” The look, the sound, the feel brings you back to that time when music was fun and made you wanna dance. Re-experience the birth of Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues and even Pop! The current lineup for Daddy-O! is:
R.C. (Robert Chandler) on guitar & vocals
Special ‘K’ (Bill Kirby) on slap bass & vocals
Backbeat (Joe Gauvin) on cocktail drums & vocals
Hurricane (Jimmy V) on sax & vocals
Janey Rego on vocals & percussion