Woods Hole Folk Music Society
2016 - 2017
March 26, 2017:
Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette
Steve and Cindy return once again to captivate us with their mutual love of traditional music and a wealth of original songs. Since his first solo album (around the time of WHFMS' founding!), singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Gillette has performed thoughtful, down-to-earth originals in his deep, warm baritone. Many top artists have recorded his songs, from Garth Brooks to Josh Ritter. "Small wonder as he's a legendary songwriter... obviously his peers are in awe of him." (Folk Roots Magazine) Cindy Mangsen joins him on vocals and an array of instruments: guitar, banjo, English concertina and mountain dulcimer. She is known for her interpretations of traditional ballads and her ear for graceful harmony lines. Collaborations with Priscilla Herdman and Anne Hills have garnered particular praise. "This beautiful American folk soprano is as much a master of Anglo-Scottish tradition as many better-known singers from 'across the pond.'" (Boston Globe). Steve and Cindy take turns on melody and harmony, "their voices and styles melding seamlessly, with a gentleness and maturity unmatched in the world of folk duos." (Sing Out Magazine) Come prepared to sing along.