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10 March 2018 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Brandon Music
“I have literally seen people’s breath taken away when they first hear Julia Mark,” says Jay Ottaway, with the Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival. Julia Mark is a singer-songwriter and pianist of jazz-inflected folk/pop but her songs are unique in their subjects. She writes lyric-driven, optimistically dissonant songs about life on the moon, loss of memory, shifting homes, and palindromes.
Mark is the complete musical package. Ottaway goes on to say “Her combination of piano chops, soaring pin-point vocals, tightly woven evocative lyrics, and sweet but confident stage presence grabs her audiences’ attention and doesn’t let it go until the last note rings. No flaws in her game!”
With the songwriting penchant of Carole King and the soft-easy vocals of Suzanne Vega, Mark is for the listener who likes to transcend into a musical and visual scene. And she is captivating to watch herself! When Red Line Roots’ Brian Carroll watches Mark perform, he wishes his parents forced him to take piano lessons as a kid. He says “Her hands effortlessly dance across the ivories and her voice is equal parts pure power and delicate grace.”
Julia Mark grew up in semi-rural New Jersey, listening to bebop greats and folk music legends. After several years of classical piano lessons, she began writing her own music as a student of the late jazz pianist, Eric Doney. Upon graduating from Wesleyan University with degrees in Psychology and Music, Mark continued northward to Boston and became immersed in the singer-songwriter scene. She was a 2016 Iguana Music Fund grantee, spurring the creation of her first full-length album (‘Gemini’), released at Club Passim on January 30th to a sold-out crowd.
Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.