7:00 p.m. show Doors open @ 6:30 p.m. $15 [ Students w/id-$10]
Kerrville New Folk winning songwriter and performer Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] energizes swing dance, folk festival and listening room audiences alike. Drawing from blues, folk and Vaudeville traditions and with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston, Amy transports her audience to a place both timeless and familiar, but nevertheless innovative. She tours and performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with her Boston-based bands Friends With Benefits and Tiger Moan. Combining poignant, witty lyricism and an infectious, danceable swing, Amy’s music has drawn comparisons to Maria Muldaur, Lake Street Dive, and Anais Mitchell. Amy was a formal showcase artist at SWRFA in 2015, WFMT Folk DJ Rich Warren’s pick for the DJ showcase at NERFA in 2016, and was selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist for 2018. Her second full-length album of original music, “Until the Words Are Gone,” was released worldwide on June 1, 2018.
Jan Luby is known for her engaging, often riveting stage-presence as well as her voice full of passion, range and power. She is equally comfortable on a festival stage and in an intimate setting. Jan has performed in coffeehouses with noteworthy performers, such as Garnett Rogers, Cheryl Wheeler, and Bob Franke. She is currently on the board of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association and is one of the rotating hosts at the RISA Songwriters in the Round show at AS220 in Providence, R.I.