Heather Masse will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick on Saturday March 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm as part of the Concerts for a Cause series. Two-thirds of the net proceeds of the series will be donated to Tedford Housing and Oasis Free Clinics.
Maine native Heather Masse is well-known to audiences as a regular guest on the NPR radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” both as a solo performer and as a member of the Billboard-charting folk supergroup, The Waylin’ Jennys. On the show, Heather has collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, and Emmylou Harris. She has also performed in many venues and with other popular groups such as the bluegrass band The Wayfaring Strangers on NPR’s World Cafe, and at Boston’s Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops.
For this concert, Heather joins forces with jazz pianist Jed Wilson. Heather and Jed met as jazz students at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been performing together for more than 10 years. Heather’s background is steeped in the jazz tradition, which informs her distinct approach to singing folk, pop and bluegrass.
Ms. Masse has released 2 CD’s of jazz-inspired folk duets with Mr. Wilson. The title track of her first solo CD “Bird Song” won her 1st prize at the International Acoustic Music Awards. She also won a prestigious Juno Award for “Bright Morning Stars,” her latest recording with The Wailin’ Jennys.
Here’s a sample of Heather and Jed performing “Crazy.”
And here’s a video of Heather on Prairie Home Companion.
$15 in advance, $18 at the door, $10 Students/Children. Tickets available at the church office (729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books or online at https://masse.brownpapertickets.com/
Find the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/268535224120616/