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EVIE LADIN, presented by notloB Parlour Concerts

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EVIE LADIN, presented by notloB Parlour Concerts
Fivesparks, 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard MA 01451
Thursday, June 9, 7:30 pm

Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller, Evie
Ladin has always been surrounded by music – credit to her upbringing as daughter of an
international folk dance teacher, and an old-time folk music devotee, she grew up thinking that
playing music, dancing, singing with others was what people do.  Though entrenched in the traditional
cultural arts of Appalachia, her home was in New York City, Baltimore, now Oakland – in cities, not
mountains. But tradition bearers came through and played in her living room, with weekends spent at
music festivals and house parties.  Evie’s performances, recordings and teaching reconnect
Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie
Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections. Evie tours
internationally with Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band; and has produced numerous albums and
instructional DVDs. 

Writing clever, engaging songs, for her neo-trad kinetic roots band with Keith Terry & Erik Pearson, in
2019 they released two CDs: the band’s fourth album of adventurous originals, Caught On A
Wire, and Riding the Rooster, totally traditional, raging fiddle/banjo duets, quickly followed by a 2020
EP of favorite cover songs Playing Our Hand. In the percussive dance world, Evie directs the moving
choir MoToR/dance for live performance and award-winning dance films Ain’t No Grave and The
Storm, is Executive Director, artist and choreographer with the International Body Music Festival, and
an ace freestyle flatfooter. She is a 2020 Jubilation Fellow, awarded to artists with an exceptional
talent for bringing joy to people through music and movement. In the traditional music world, Evie
calls rowdy community square dances, and teaches clawhammer banjo, old time harmony singing
and more. An electric and entertaining live performer, Evie really enjoys balancing performance with
facilitating arts learning in diverse communities.

“Evie Ladin is a natural entertainer with a gift for infusing folk practices with contemporary verve.”

“Ladin’s voice is a revelation. Clear, strong, delicate and emotive all at the same time…her exemplary
examples of adult love songs deal with complicated subject matter, yet never lose their swing or get
bogged down by maudlin sentimentality. In fact, the music is gorgeous.”

ADMISSION is by free-will offering, adults $20+, teens and seniors $15, well-behaved children $10
suggested. 100% of the donations go to the artist.
Please make reservations through http://notlobmusic.eventbrite.comARTIST’S WEBSITE:
The concert will be presented at FIVESPARKS – – 7 Fairbanks Street,
Harvard, Massachusetts 01451, the restored 1890 town library building. Doors Open at 7:00pm. The
gallery capacity is 90, but will be reduced by 50% as a COVID precaution. Read the Fivesparks
COVID policy at

Since 2007, notloB Parlour Concerts has presented over 200 Folk, Old-Time, Bluegrass, Progressive
String, Celtic, and World acoustic not-for-profit concerts in unique venues throughout the greater
Boston area.
Phone – 978-226-8862
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