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                                                                                                                                          JONATHA BROOKE
                                 EASTERN BANK JAZZ LOBBY SERIES:
                                 ADAM JANJIGIAN & FRIENDS                                                                                 FRI, OCT 07 8PM
                                 WED,   OCT 05    7:30PM
                                 $15                                                                                                Merging evocative folk, melodic pop and an edgier roots rock
                                                                                                                                    sensibility, singer/songwriter/guitarist Jonatha Brooke began
                        We are so excited to have Adam Janjigian and his talented                                                   releasing music in the early 1990s, first as a member of the duo                                 OCTOBER 2022
                        bandmates make their debut at the Spire for our October Lobby                                               the Story and more enduringly as a solo artist. After four major
                        Jazz night! Please join us for this exciting evening of                                                     label releases, she started her own independent label, Bad Dog
                                                                                                                                    Records in 1999, and has since released ten more albums -
                        spontaneous jazz in our intimate lobby jazz setting!                                                        including the companion CD to her critically acclaimed, one
                                                                                                                                    woman, Off-Broadway musical, My Mother Has Four Noses.
                        Born and raised in Boston, pianist Adam Janjigian began studying
                        music privately at the age of five with additional studies in jazz                                          Jonatha has co-written and/or produced songs with Katy Perry,
                        starting at ten. He continued private study until graduating in                                             The Courtyard Hounds, and Jessica Simpson. She's also written
                        2006 from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree                                               for four Disney films, numerous television shows, and she
                        in music with a jazz emphasis. Adam has performed with the top                                              composed and performed the theme song for Joss Whedon's
                        names in jazz and his band is a favorite on the Boston jazz scene!                                          Dollhouse.

                                                                                                                                                                          MARY GAUTHIER WITH SPECIAL
                                                                      TD BANK LOBBY SERIES:                                                                                            GUEST JAIMEE HARRIS
                                                                     KEN YATES & STEPHANIE                                                                                                     SAT,   OCT 08    8PM
                                                                                        LAMBRING                                                                                                                 $25

                                                                              THU, OCT 06    7:30PM                                                                          As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years,
                                                                                                   $20                                                                    acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has used her art once
                                                                                                                                                                          again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. “I’m
                                                                                         STEPHANIE LAMBRING                                                                  the kind of songwriter who writes what I see in the world right
                                                                        Singer-songwriter Stephanie Lambring’s record,                                                    now,” she affirms. Thankfully, amid dark storms of pandemic loss,
                                                                           Autonomy,  embraces the heaviness that can                                                     she found and followed the beacon of new love: Her gift to us, the
                                                                     sometimes exist in life, confronting hard truths and                                                    powerful Dark Enough to See the Stars, collects ten sparkling
                                                                     examining difficult topics through a lens of someone                                                          jewels of Gauthier songcraft reflecting both love and loss.
                                                                         working to reconcile their feelings about it all.                  Her eleventh album, Dark Enough to See the Stars, follows the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary
                          Autonomy‘s “Joy of Jesus” earned the number 28 position on NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2020, with Ann Powers          Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans. It garnered a Grammy nomination for
                         calling Lambring “one of Nashville’s most fearless young singer-songwriters.” Powers also named Autonomy as    Best Folk Album, as well as a nomination for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Publication
                         her Best of October pick on NPR’s All Songs Considered, noting, “What lifts these stories beyond the maudlin is  of her first book, the illuminating Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, in 2021, brought
                           Lambring’s thoughtfulness and clarity in going past the point of comfort to a place that demands the listener  her more praise. Brandi Carlile has said, “Mary’s songwriting speaks to the tender aspects of our humanness. We
                                 not just weep, but confront her own assumptions, the lies she tells herself. Speaking truth should feel   need her voice in times like these more than we ever have.” The Associated Press called Gauthier “one of the
                            uncomfortable, but ultimately freeing. And beautiful. Like this music.” She has also been the face of TIDAL’s                                                          best songwriters of her generation.”
                            Rising Folk playlist. Additionally, Rolling Stone called “Daddy’s Disappointment,” the song that sparked the
                                               writing process for the record, a Song You Need to Know and an “alt-country gem”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              JAIMEE HARRIS
                                                                                                    KEN YATES
                           Born and raised in London, Canada, Ken Yates has gained a reputation as one of his country’s brightest rising      On the heels of acclaimed debut Red Rescue, Jaimee Harris doesn’t disappoint with The Congress House
                         singer-songwriters. The winner of two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year and New Artist      Sessions, an intimate EP with stripped-down arrangements of selected songs.  Recorded at the Congress House
                                                                                                                                            Studio by Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani DiFranco) and Andre Moran (Sarah Borges, Rickie Lee Jones) and
                         of the Year, Yates has spent recent years expanding his sound and touring North America and Europe. His new    featuring Jane Ellen Bryant and Kris Nelson on backing vocals, Ray Bonneville on harmonica, Brian Patterson on
                                 album Cerulean steps firmly into indie folk and alternative territories, and captures Yates at his most
                                                                                                                                          electric guitar, and Sammy Powell on piano, this is no large, speaker-rattling production.  Longtime friends add
                           vulnerable. The cool-hued record was written as an intimate reckoning as he grieved his dying mother, giving  color, but what you’ll hear is Harris and her guitar, delivering performances close to what the songs were when
                               listeners a vivid window into the rollercoaster of intense thoughts and emotions that accompany such a      conceived alone with her guitar. Harris demonstrates that her talent and command of her craft is undeniable,
                                                                                    personal, yet universal experience.
                                                                                                                                          accompanied, or not. Whether there’s a rhythm section thumping behind her, or whether she’s alone with her
                                                                                                                                                                  Gibson “Gillie” on an empty stage, all eyes and ears are locked on Jaimee Harris.

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