Friday, September 20th, 7:00 pm
We are excited to welcome songwriter Namoli Brennet back to Tree of Life UU Congregation for a wonderful night of live music, along with local favorites RUNE.
Namoli has been touring the country with her own brand of moody and inspiring folk music since releasing her first CD in 2002. Since then she’s played over 900 shows and logged over 250,000 miles on the road. Touching on often poignant themes, her music and lyrics ultimately paint a vivid and redemptive portrait. She’s a breathtaking and moving performer, and her sweet, road-weary voice is as quick to deliver her wit and humor as it is a turn of phrase. She’s been described as a cross between Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin and Sheryl Crow, and Zocalo magazine called her music, “gorgeous and introspective.”
A 4-time Outmusic award nominee, Namoli has also won the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Award and was a finalist in the ISC songwriting competition. Her recent release ‘Black Crow’ garnered critical acclaim and was named one of KXCI FM’s top albums of 2010. Her music has been featured on NPR, PBS and in films including the Emmy-award winning documentary “Out in the Silence”, which details the struggle of a gay teen growing up in rural Pennsylvania.
Joining Namoli for this amazing night is RUNE, who have graced the stage of the Haystacks Coffee House several times and have quickly become a crowd favorite. RUNE is a new Powerfolk Rock band out of Chicago’s western suburbs. The band’s soulful sounds are born out of Allison Joy’s drumming and vocals with Dan Bieri’s guitar. RUNE is influenced by groups such as Florence and the Machine, Tegan and Sara, Brandi Carlile, Shovels & Rope and many more.
This event is open to the public and free. In the tradition of centuries of live music, we will pass the hat to support these amazing musicians. CDs and other merchandise will also be available at the concert.