Friday Jul. 28 @ 11:00pm
OLD SALT UNION Friday Jul. 28 @ 11:00pm
Saturday Jul. 29 @ 2:00pm
NEW ENGLAND BLUEGRASS Saturday Jul. 29 @ 12:00pm
Saturday Jul. 29 @ 11:00pm
ANNA & ELIZABETH
Inspired by the richness and tradition of the music, Anna & Elizabeth gather songs and stories from archives and visits with elders. They bring these songs to life in performance with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle, and the uncanny blend of their voices in close harmony. They accompany their songs with stories—of the lyrics, of the singer, of the quest to learn the song—and they illustrate them in mesmerizing fashion. The two revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric.