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Four "Superstars of String Bands" Concerts coming to LG House, 2/29-4/5/08

February 29 through April 5

Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl, Sometymes Why), Laura Cortese (Halali), Tristan Clarridge (Crooked Still), Lissa Schneckenburger (Halali), Corey DiMario (Crooked Still), Matt Heaton, Rushad Eggleston (Crooked Still) and Chris Merenda (Mammals)

The 60’s were famous for rock and folk “super groups”, such as Blind Faith and CSN&Y. Their equivalent in the 2000’s is string band / newgrass / folk / Celtic super groups. At the forefront are

UNCLE EARL ~ (Kristin Andreassen (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, clogging and vocals), Rayna Gellert (fiddle and vocals), KC Groves (guitar, mandolin, bass and vocals) & Abigail Washburn (banjo and vocals).

CROOKED STILL ~ Aoife O'Donovan (vocals and guitar), Dr. Gregory Liszt (banjo), Corey DiMario (double bass); Tristan Clarridge (fiddle & cello) & Hanneke Cassel (fiddle).

THE MAMMALS ~ Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (banjo), Ruth Ungar Merenda (fiddle, guitar and vocals), Mike Merenda (guitars and vocals), Jacob Silver (bass) and Chris Merenda (drums).

SOMETYMES WHY ~ Kristin Andreassen (vocals, guitar, harmonica, glockenspeil, piano, cymbals, tambourine), Aoife O'Donovan (vocals, guitar, ukulele, piano, glockenspeil, tambourine, cowbell), Ruth Ungar Merenda (vocals, guitar, ukulele, fiddle, glockenspeil, high hat).

HALALI ~ Hanneke Cassel (fiddle, piano), Laura Cortese (fiddle, vocals), Lissa Schneckenburger (fiddle, background vocals) & Flynn Cohen (guitar).

Notice the inter-connectivity?

Since June, 2007, Notlob Parlor Concerts has presented from these groups, Aoife O’Donovan, Kristin Andreassen, Ruthy Merenda (twice) and Mike Merenda. The relationship continues, by presenting between February 29 through April 5:

• Friday, February 29, to celebrate Leap Year Day, KRISTIN ANDREASSEN will be joined by Laura Cortese and Tristan Clarridge.

• Saturday, March 15, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, LISSA SCHNECKENBURGER will be joined by Corey DiMario and Matt Heaton.

• Saturday, March 22, THE WIZARD BAND. The Wizard Band is RUSHAD EGGLESTON and Gabriel Cazes.

• Saturday, April 5, CHRIS MERENDA will be joined by Adam Sweeney.

These concerts will be at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130. Built in 1760, the venue is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been an historic house museum since 1926. Its beautiful period decor and intimate size make it an ideal setting for acoustic music.

Kristin Andreassen
Laura Cortese
Tristan Clarridge

Lissa Schneckenburger ~
Matt Heaton ~
Corey DiMario ~

The Wizard Band (Rushad Eggleston & Gabriel Cazes)
The Accident That Led Me to the World

Chris Merenda
Adam Sweeney


Artist information:

Reservations: As seating is limited to 40, reservations are recommended. Email

Venue & directions: Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, the large yellow house at the intersection of Centre and South Streets, across the street from the Civil War monument.
Handicap accessible; please call 617-524-3158 for more information.

Parking: The Loring-Greenough House lot holds 12 cars, gates are closed when full. Parking is also available on the street and in the public lot located behind Blanchard’s liquors, one block away.

MBTA: Take #39 bus from either Back Bay Station or Forest Hills Station to the Monument stop, directly in front of the Loring-Greenough House, at the intersections of Centre and South Streets.

Dining: There are several fine restaurants on Centre Street within 2-3 blocks, with on street parking and a large public parking lot behind Blanchard’s. At Centre Street Café – - (669A Centre Street, 617-524-9217), show proof of your reservation and get 10% off. More information at

Coffee, tea, water and pastries are available for a donation.

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