2016 Limelight Music Award Winners

Last night’s 8th Annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards at the Spire Center in Plymouth, MA, was a complete success and we’d like to thank a number of people for helping to make this event possible. We were blessed to have singer-songwriter Jenna Lotti host the event and Chris Facey (a.k.a. Vanna White) for assisting her on stage. She kept the event moving along nicely and words cannot express how grateful we are to her for agreeing to host this year. In addition to Jenna, we were also treated to amazing performances by Munk Duane, Flight of Fire, Julia James, Peter Lavender and The Limbo Souls, Hailey Magee, MB Padfield, Jordan Renzi, and Sparrow Blue. What a line-up of musicians! Furthermore, we’d like to acknowledge this year’s nominees, the radio DJs who helped spread the word about the event, the volunteers who baked goodies, the staff and leadership team of the Spire Center, and the generosity of our sponsors (New England Music Awards, Matthew Neves Music and Rokpix by Kristen Pierson), and everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend. Again, it was another a great night for the local music scene and we’re glad to be a part of it!!!

– Jay & Katie, Co-Owners, Limelight Magazine/JKB Entertainment Group

Here’s the final run down of all the nominees, including the winners and runner ups. Congratulations to everyone listed on this ballot!

Unsung Hero Award

Shanna Jackman

 

Young Performer of the Year

Sarah Deanna [WINNER]

Julia James

Brooke Leifer

Aaron Norcross Jr.

Playing With Fire

Gracelyn Rennick [RUNNER UP]

Brittany Tara

 

Tribute Band of the Year

Heartbreaker – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin [WINNER]

Hell Bent For Metal – A Tribute to Judas Priest

Judas Rising – A Tribute to Judas Priest

LoVeSexy – A Tribute to Prince

Maiden New England – A Tribute to Iron Maiden

Pretendica – A Tribute to The Pretenders & Elastica

Studio Two – A Tribute to The Beatles [RUNNER UP]

 

Live Artist of the Year

Angry Ginger

Dave Bailin & The Bailouts

The Dust Ruffles [RUNNER UP]

Heavy Necker

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish

My Mother’s Mustache

The Shana Stack Band [WINNER]

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Emily Hodges [RUNNER UP]

Amy Marie [WINNER]

Grace Morrison

Bethany Pierce

Jordan Renzi

Ilene Springer

Anne Stott

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Willie J. Laws

Ed Leavitt [RUNNER UP]

Fil Pacino

Rob Pagnano [WINNER]

John Powhida

Jeff Rosen

Michael Spaulding

 

Album/EP of the Year (Group)

Autumn Above – Blessed You’re Still

Blue Cat Groove – Too Much Talk [RUNNER UP]

Fireking – Double Trouble

Peter Lavender & The Limbo Souls – Sugar

Something Sneaky – Pictures

The Something – Toughen Up

21st Century Fugitives – Losing Time [WINNER]

 

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

Deathwish [WINNER]

Depraved Within

Dim the Lights

Hope Before the Fall [RUNNER UP]

I Guard the Throne

Shred of Salvation

Stangler Needsa Manicure

 

Debut Album of the Year

Caroline Brennan – Leap [RUNNER UP]

Jets Can’t Land – You Can’t Linger On

The Lincoln Tunnel – Today 2.0

Outlaw in Peru – Outlaw in Peru

Rat Ruckus – Beneath the City

Sparrow Blue – Mabel

Matt York – Boston, Texas [WINNER]

 

Country Artist of the Year

Darren Bessette Band

Annie Brobst Band

Timmy Brown and Black Diamond [WINNER]

Chelsey Carter

The April Cushman Band

Brianna Grace

Martin and Kelly [RUNNER UP]

 

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Bad Marriage [WINNER]

Blue Light Bandits

The Dirty Dottys

Christa Gniadek [RUNNER UP]

Hailey Magee

Matthew Neves

Spiritual Rez

 

Video of the Year (Group)

Cougar Bait – “Booty on the Dance Floor” [RUNNER UP]

Forest Fires – “Like Gold”

Houston Bernard Band – “Yoga Pants”

Nemes – “Everest Isle”

Red Evans – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” [WINNER]

The Something – “Party Gun”

 

Video of the Year (Solo Artist)

Suzie Hatton – “F U Money”

Molly Pinto Madigan – “On The Hunt”

Suzanne McNeil – “Sister’s Hands”

Shanna Jackman – “We’ve Got Your Back” [RUNNER UP]

Matthew Neves – “Today Is The Day” [WINNER]

April Renzella – “The Bees”

Andrew Smith – “Steal My Girl”

 

Album/EP of the Year (Solo Artist)

Sean Coleman – Gravitation

Carissa Johnson – For Now [WINNER]

Terry Kitchen – The Post-American Century

Mary Lou Lord – Backstreet Angels

Molly Pinto Madigan – Wildwood Bride

Amanda McCarthy – AAA [RUNNER UP]

Nick Zaino – Blue Skies and Broken Arrows

 

Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Jennifer Greer

Nate Leavitt

Suzanne McNeil [RUNNER UP]

MB Padfield

Brian Sances

Michael Spaulding [WINNER]

 

Song of the Year

The Aldous Collins Band – “Bernadette” [WINNER]

Crooked Coast – “Go Back” [RUNNER UP]

The Dirty Dottys – “Not To Call”

Munk Duane – “Random Acts of Blindness”

95 Hyde – “Guts and Glory”

Suzie Hatton – “Be the One”

Sidewalk Driver – “Everybody Loves My Face”

 

Band of the Year

Black and Blue Morning

Flight of Fire [WINNER]

Marianne Toilet and the Runs [RUNNER UP – TIE]

Monkey Knife Fight

Pop Gun [RUNNER UP – TIE]

Sunshine Riot

The Complaints

 

 

BOSTON to perform hometown concert for 40th anniversary tour

Boston, MA (March 28, 2016) – Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment announced today that legendary American rock band, BOSTON, will take the Wang Theatre stage on Sunday, August 14, for the final show of their 40th anniversary tour.  This much anticipated performance will be the first BOSTON concert in decades in their namesake city. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10 a.m.

The 40th anniversary BOSTON tour promises to be a celebration honoring the group’s loyal fans, where they can expect to hear all the classic songs they have grown to love. Many of them have supported BOSTON since 1976 when their debut album, Boston, first hit the airwaves and took rock radio by storm, so it’s not surprising to see concert audiences that span generations. Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage shows, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of pre-recorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the extraordinary sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.  Tom Scholz also promises some amazing new electrifying visuals that will surprise and delight BOSTON’s fans.

“I’m very excited to bring BOSTON back to Boston,” said founder, chief songwriter and producer Tom Scholz.  “Music broadcast from Boston got me interested in rock when I was in high school living in Toledo, Ohio.  Later, studying and working in this city taught me everything I needed to know to create BOSTON’s sound in my studio.  Our home town fans have always been great, and I could think of no better way to end our 40th Anniversary Tour than back here in Boston where it all started.”

“More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” rock radio staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second album, Don’t Look Back, was another chart-topper that cemented their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts fueled by the top single of 1986, “Amanda.” With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON has stood the test of time.

Tickets are available at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, Citicenter.org, by phone at 800.982.ARTS and via Ticketmaster.

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Nominees revealed for 8th annual music awards

We are excited to announce the nominees for this year’s 8th Annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards. Like previous years, the nominating process was completely fan driven, with the top seven artists who received the most nominations making the ballot for that category. The only exceptions are for “Song of the Year” and “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” which were nominated by local radio DJs (Gerg Anidem, Michael Bernier, Steve Scarpetti, John Shea and Lori Welch) who support the local music scene.

An all-ages awards ceremony will be held at Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, Mass., on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 7 p.m., where the winners will be revealed. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2498445. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of show. Advanced tickets are encouraged.

Public voting begins today and ends on Friday, March 4 at 11:45 PM.

Like last year, eight artists will be randomly selected from all the nominees and asked to perform at the awards show. Performing at the ceremony does not mean that artist has won an award.

We’d like to acknowledge the generosity of the New England Music Awards, Matthew Neves Music and the Spire Center for sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions, many of them will likely be answered at this link: https://limelightmagazine.com/music-awards/faq. Please take the time to read this before contacting us.

Check out the list of nominees below and be sure to vote in our poll by clicking HERE. (Please note that while the poll will let you vote as many time as you want, only four votes are counted for each I.P. address).

Young Performer of the Year

Sarah Deanna

Julia James

Brooke Leifer

Aaron Norcross Jr.

Playing With Fire

Gracelyn Rennick

Brittany Tara

 

Tribute Band of the Year

Heartbreaker – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Hell Bent For Metal – A Tribute to Judas Priest

Judas Rising – A Tribute to Judas Priest

LoVeSexy – A Tribute to Prince

Maiden New England – A Tribute to Iron Maiden

Pretendica – A Tribute to The Pretenders & Elastica

Studio Two – A Tribute to The Beatles

 

Live Artist of the Year

Angry Ginger

Dave Bailin & The Bailouts

The Dust Ruffles

Heavy Necker

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish

My Mother’s Mustache

The Shana Stack Band

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Emily Hodges

Amy Marie

Grace Morrison

Bethany Pierce

Jordan Renzi

Ilene Springer

Anne Stott

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Willie J. Laws

Ed Leavitt

Fil Pacino

Rob Pagnano

John Powhida

Jeff Rosen

Michael Spaulding

 

Album/EP of the Year (Group)

Autumn Above – Blessed You’re Still

Blue Cat Groove – Too Much Talk

Fireking – Double Trouble

Peter Lavender & The Limbo Souls – Sugar

Something Sneaky – Pictures

The Something – Toughen Up

21st Century Fugitives – Losing Time

 

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

Deathwish

Depraved Within

Dim the Lights

Hope Before the Fall

I Guard the Throne

Shred of Salvation

Stangler Needsa Manicure

 

Debut Album of the Year

Caroline Brennan – Leap

Jets Can’t Land – You Can’t Linger On

The Lincoln Tunnel – Today 2.0

Outlaw in Peru – Outlaw in Peru

Rat Ruckus – Beneath the City

Sparrow Blue – Mabel

Matt York – Boston, Texas

 

Country Artist of the Year

Darren Bessette Band

Annie Brobst Band

Timmy Brown and Black Diamond

Chelsey Carter

April Cushman Band

Brianna Grace

Martin and Kelly

 

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Bad Marriage

Bluelight Bandits

The Dirty Dottys

Christa Gniadek

Hailey Magee

Matthew Neves

Spiritual Rez

 

Video of the Year (Group)

Cougar Bait – “Booty on the Dance Floor”

Forest Fires – “Like Gold”

Houston Bernard Band – “Yoga Pants”

Nemes – “Everest Isle”

Red Evans – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

The Something – “Party Gun”

 

Video of the Year (Solo Artist)

Suzie Hatton – “F U Money”

Molly Pinto Madigan – “On The Hunt”

Suzanne McNeil – “Sister’s Hands”

Shanna Jackman – “We’ve Got Your Back”

Matthew Neves – “Today Is The Day”

April Renzella – “The Bees”

Andrew Smith – “Steal My Girl”

 

Album/EP of the Year (Solo Artist)

Sean Coleman – Gravitation

Carissa Johnson – For Now

Terry Kitchen – The Post-American Century

Mary Lou Lord – Backstreet Angels

Molly Pinto Madigan – Wildwood Bride

Amanda McCarthy – AAA

Nick Zaino – Blue Skies and Broken Arrows

 

Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Jennifer Greer

Nate Leavitt

Suzanne McNeil

MB Padfield

Brian Sances

Michael Spaulding

 

Song of the Year

The Aldous Collins Band – “Bernadette”

Crooked Coast – “Go Back”

The Dirty Dottys – “Not To Call”

Munk Duane – “Random Acts of Blindness”

95 Hyde – “Guts and Glory”

Suzie Hatton – “Be the One”

Sidewalk Driver – “Everybody Loves My Face”

 

Band of the Year

Black and Blue Morning

Flight of Fire

Marianne Toilet and the Runs

Monkey Knife Fight

Pop Gun

Sunshine Riot

The Complaints

 

Short Film Festival calling for entries

The Narrows Center for the Arts, in collaboration with JKB Entertainment Group, of Dartmouth, Mass., is hosting the first Not Your Average Short Film Festival on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 7 p.m. The Festival is now accepting films of all genres and lengths between 30 seconds and 18 minutes from current and former residents of New England.

The Not Your Average Short Film Festival is sure to excite all kinds of movie enthusiasts. This event promises to engage and entertain the audience, while helping short filmmakers to take their creative vision to new heights.

As a juried competition festival, all short films will be handpicked by a committee. The chosen films will be submitted to a three-member panel of established filmmakers and industry professionals who will judge the shorts and select a Jury Prize for “Most Outstanding Short Film.” Those in attendance will also be able to vote for the one film they think is best. These awards will be presented at the conclusion of the event.

For those wishing to submit a short film, here are the guidelines and details. Click HERE for a copy of the entry form.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Films must have a completion date of January 1, 2015, or later.
• Running time for all shorts must be less than 18 minutes, including credits.
• All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles.
• A separate entry form and additional entry fee must be submitted for each film.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• We accept online screeners through a private Vimeo or YouTube link. Please send it to NYASFF@gmail.com
• Entries received late or incomplete will be disqualified.
• Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work.
• Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials sent to the Festival, but the Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred by shipping to or from the Festival.

SELECTION

• Short films are selected by a Selection Committee, a volunteer group of filmmakers, film enthusiasts and critics.
• If a film is accepted for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by the e-mail provided on the entry form on or before August 1, 2016. The Competition is not liable for e-mails delayed by spam filters, server rejections or outdated e-mail addresses.

JUDGING & AWARDS

• Accepted short films will be submitted to a volunteer, three-member, judging panel of established filmmakers and industry professionals. The judges will be announced on June 1, 2016.
• The following awards will be presented at the Festival:

Judge’s Award for Outstanding Short Film
All short films will be judged on script/story, direction, cinematography, and editing in creativity and originality.

Audience Award for Favorite Short Film
This will be voted on by audience members at the event.

SCREENING FORMATS

  • If accepted, the short film must be submitted as a high resolution AVI or MP4 video file using Dropbox, Google Drive or We Transfer. In select circumstances, we may consider acceptance via mail on a USB flash drive. The flash drive can be picked up at the Narrows Center after the Festival.
  • Films with incomplete materials by the deadline will forfeit their ability to screen in the Festival.

PUBLICITY AND MARKETING

• All selected films may be excerpted for publicity purposes. The Festival reserves the right to promote any film or script through print, broadcast or internet media.

ENTRY FEES

• Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee and form.  Click HERE for a copy of the entry form.
• Entry fees are non-refundable.
• Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and production costs associated with the event.
• Fees may be paid by check or money order, made payable to Narrows Center for the Arts, or by PayPal (using the e-mail address jkbbooking@gmail.com). Please be sure to include your name and film in the memo of the check or in the PayPal payment memo.

E-mail entry form to:
NYASFF@gmail.com

Mail entry fee and form to:
Not Your Average Film Festival
c/o JKB Entertainment Group
P.O. Box 79263
Dartmouth, MA 02747

DEADLINES

• Early Deadline by Friday, May 13, 2016. $15 entry fee.
• Regular Deadline by Friday, June 17, 2016. $20 entry fee.
• Final Deadline by Friday, July 15, 2016. $25 entry fee.

The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass. Tickets to the Festival are only $15 and can be purchased online at http://www.narrowscenter.org or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m., and during show times.

Iris Dement to perform at The Spire in Plymouth

Iris

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Iris DeMent makes her debut performance at the Spire Center in Plymouth, Mass, on April 7th, 2016. Purchase tickets HERE.

The 55-year-old blends elements of country and folk music to produce heartfelt and moving songs. Beginning with her 1992 debut, Infamous Angel, which was hailed as “an essential album of the 1990’s” by Rolling Stone, DeMent released a series of stellar records that established her as “one of the finest singer-songwriters in America” according to The Guardian.

The music earned her multiple Grammy nominations, as well as the respect of peers like John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris, who all invited her to collaborate. Merle Haggard dubbed her “the best singer I’ve ever heard,” and David Byrne and Natalie Merchant famously covered her song “Let The Mystery Be.”

Additionally, her song “Our Town” was used in the closing scene and credits for the series finale of Northern Exposure in July 1995. DeMent also appeared in and was included in the soundtrack for the 2000 film Songcatchers.

Her most recent studio album, Trackless Woods, is a breathtaking pairing of piano and voice with timeless melodies that are deeply rooted in the American South.

The Spire is located at 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth. The venue features superior acoustics, custom state of the art lighting and sound systems and original period architectural details, offering patrons an exceptional performing arts experience.

Advance tickets are available through the venue’s website, spirecenter.org, or by calling 508-746-4488.

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Re-post: Frequently asked questions about Limelight Music Awards

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FAQ – Music Awards 2016 (Revised on January 16, 2016)

Limelight Magazine is committed to supporting the local music scene of New England with its annual music awards ceremony which is held in the late winter or early spring. Each year dozens of musicians have been recognized for their immense creativity and talent.

These are the questions we typically get asked with the answers to them. Please read this over before contacting us.

When and where is the 2016 Limelight Magazine Music Awards?
The 8th Annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards will be held at the Spire Center for Performing Arts, located at 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth, MA, on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 7 PM.

How long does the ceremony typically last?
The ceremony typically runs between three and four hours.

Is it all ages?
The Limelight Magazine Music Awards is an all-ages event.

Is there beer and wine?
Beer and wine is available for purchase at The Spire.

Is there food?
Light refreshments and homemade goodies will be available for purchase.

Is parking free?
Parking is free across the street from the venue.

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $11 in advance and $13 day of show. Please visit brownpapertickets.com or spirecenter.org to purchase them.

How does a musician get nominated?
The nominating process is completely fan driven, with the exception of “Song of the Year” and “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” which is nominated by radio DJs who support the local music scene. For two weeks in early February (Feb. 1-14), we solicit nominations each day for a specific category. Nominations can be e-mailed to limelightmusicawards@gmail.com. We only accept nominations by e-mail. The top seven musicians for each category are placed on the ballot for public voting. If we fail to receive at least seven different nominations, we drop the category for that year. Please like our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/limelightmagazine to stay up-to-date. Due to the high volume of nominations we receive, all nominations must be in the subject of the e-mail. Only one nomination per e-mail.

What are the categories for the Limelight Magazine Music Awards?
The categories for 2016 are: Album of the Year (Group), Album of the Year (Solo), Band of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Country Artist of the Year, Debut Album of the Year (NEW), Female Vocalist of the Year, Live Act of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Metal Act of the Year, Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year, Tribute Band of the Year, Video of the Year (Group), Video of the Year (solo), and Young Performer of the Year.
The following special awards are also presented: Legend Award (given to an artist from New England who has been around for at least 25 years and is going strong today) and Unsung Hero Award (given to a musician from New England who made a contribution in the lives of others without asking for anything in return). These are decided by the staff of Limelight Magazine.

Are there any restrictions on who can be nominated?
Anyone one who has received an award in a specific category last year is ineligible to be nominated for that same award this year, unless it is for new music. For example, the act who won Tribute Band of the Year in 2015 is ineligible to receive that award in 2016. However, the group who won Album of the Year in 2015 is eligible to be nominated in 2016 if they have a new studio album out. (Runner ups can be nominated since they didn’t win).

Will I be notified of my nomination?
You will be contacted by Limelight Magazine either by e-mail or through Facebook before public voting begins.

When does public voting begin and end?
Public voting runs for one week. It begins on Saturday, February 27, at noon and ends on Friday, March 4, at 11:45 PM.

How many times can someone vote?
Only four votes per I.P. address count. The system allows you to vote more than this but only the first four votes will count.

I’ve been nominated for an award, can I perform at the awards ceremony?
Between eight and ten artists will be randomly selected from all the nominees and asked to perform at the awards show.

I’ve been selected to perform, does this mean I’ve won an award?
Once again, you’ve been randomly selected to perform. This does not mean that you’ve won an award.

Do nominees have to pay for tickets?
Unfortunately, we have to charge everyone who attends, except the musicians who are performing at the awards ceremony. It is our hope to one day get enough sponsors to cover our overhead costs but that hasn’t happened as of yet. All proceeds from the awards show go toward our efforts to support and promote the local music scene in New England.

Are the musicians who’ve won an award told beforehand?
No. The winners are only announced at the awards ceremony, with the exception of the special award (i.e. Legend, Unsung Hero) recipients.

I have a gig or another commitment on the night of the music awards, can you please tell me if I’ve won?
No. Unfortunately, secrets are never kept and we abide by our own rules. If you cannot attend and no one can accept on your behalf, we will notify you on the following day and your award can be picked up at a mutually agreeable location.

I have a medical emergency and I’m going in for surgery on the day of the music awards, can you please tell me if I’ve won?
Under no circumstances will we reveal the winners ahead of time.

I’m unable to attend the music awards ceremony. Will I find out if I won and how can I pick up my award?
The winners will be announced on our website the day after the awards show. Anyone who wasn’t in attendance can arrange to pick up the award at the Spire Center on the day of one of their shows. Please contact the Spire directly at foh@spirecenter.org.

How can my business sponsor the Limelight Magazine Music Awards?
We offer two affordable sponsorship packages that range from $150 to $250. Here’s how your business will be showcased through your generous sponsorship.

Package #1: $150
• Your business will be featured on the online poll. We’re once again expecting over 40,000 votes.
• Your logo (or business name) will be placed on all promo materials for the music awards, including posters, flyers and web-based ads.
• Your logo (or business name) will be placed in any handouts for the event.
• At least one mention per week until the music awards on our Facebook pages. We reach over 5,000 people.

Package #2: $250
• All of the above, plus:
• A clickable sidebar ad on our website, limelightmagazine.com, that will run until June 30, 2015. Our website typically gets over 3,500 unique visitors per week.
• One ad in our monthly e-blast that is sent to nearly 15,000 people to promote our upcoming events. Our open rate is between 50 and 57 percent and our list keeps growing.

If you are interested in a sponsorship, please contact our publisher, JKB Entertainment Group, by e-mail at jkbbooking@gmail.com by February 19, 2016.

Cheryl Wheeler to perform in Plymouth, MA

Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler, a folk icon who must be seen to be appreciated, will perform at The Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, Mass., on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets HERE.

Wheeler is known for her gifted songwriting, beautiful voice, and entertaining stage presence.

Even if you are not already familiar with Wheeler, you’ve probably already heard her music. Mixing keen insight with humor and pathos, her songs have been covered by artists like Peter, Paul and Mary, Suzy Bogguss, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Bette Midler, and more.

From other people’s comments about her, you learn that she is a natural storyteller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what you’ve been told about her. Interestingly enough, almost half of the songs she performs during her shows have never been recorded!

Her first public performance was at a Hootenanny when she was 12. She started writing her own songs when she was 17. Her funny stories between songs reveal her talent for diversity. Each time she tells a story, it will be a little bit different, so even if you’ve heard it before, you still find yourself laughing.

The Spire is located at 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth. The venue features superior acoustics, custom state of the art lighting and sound systems and original period architectural details, offering patrons an exceptional performing arts experience.

Advance tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com or through the venue’s website, spirecenter.org.

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