November 19th, 2023 8pm Stage 2
Roger Street Friedman
Roger Street Friedman is an award-winning songwriter, and critically-acclaimed artist. He is a literate lyricist with an empathic and insightful perspective that reveals the magic in the mundane aspects of everyday living. His songs venture down those dirt roads of folk, country, vintage rock n’ roll, and blues.Roger and his band have toured extensively throughout the south, mid-Atlantic, New England and out west and he has opened for such esteemed national acts as Los Lobos, The Blind Boys of Alabama, David Bromberg and Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. His latest Album “Love Hope Trust” spent 12 weeks in the top 100 on the AMA album chart and reached #5 on the FAI, Folk Alliance Folk DJ chart, and Jim Allen of Culture Sonar says Roger’s music contains “...the warmth and humanity of Jackson Browne, the melodic grace of Paul Simon and the easy rolling Americana of John Hiatt”
Lucy Isabel is a folk/Americana singer-songwriter who divides her time and affection between Nashville, TN and coastal New Jersey. She has spent years touring the United States and is known across the country for her soaring melodies, compelling lyrics, and enveloping stage presence. She released her debut LP, Rambling Stranger, in the summer of 2019 to critical acclaim. She then took it out on the road for an ambitious “31 Shows in 31 Days Tour” in October 2019. Isabel is currently in the process of recording her highly anticipated sophomore album with an expected release in Fall 2024.
The Pinkerton Raid’s Jesse James DeConto hails from New England, with dad’s guitar and mom’s radio tuned to Soulsville, The Village, Liverpool and Laurel Canyon, now mining foothills-folk in Durham, N.C., for songs AMERICANA-UK calls “anthemic.” With the band’s latest EP, Winter Songs by Other People, vol. 1, the band takes on those classic mellow gold sounds directly, covering John Lennon, Joni Mitchell and Vince Guaraldi, along with modern folk-rock descendants Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes. “Radiant,” says AMERICAN SONGWRITER. The band has opened for Illiterate Light, The Ballroom Thieves, TopHouse, The Collection and Noah Gundersen. They’ve slotted at Daytrotter and at festivals like Shakori Hills, Albino Skunk, H St., Beacon Bonfire and AVL Fest with artists such as River Whyless, Sunny War, Watchhouse and The Bones of JR Jones. “A sound for dreamers around a campfire,” says GHETTOBLASTER.