Published DateLACONIA — The Boxcar Lilies ride up to Pitman's Freight Room on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m., with their spine tingling contemporary vocal harmonies, their banjo, ukulele, bass, banjo and washboard, highlighted by their dynamic stage presence.
The concert, a community fundraiser, is produced by Temple B'nai Israel and is the second of what promises to be a series of continual discoveries of new talent. This event also features a cruise ship style
dessert buffet at intermission, catered by local restaurateur Jim Goren, which features lavish fruit compote, cheesecakes, fruit and meringue pies, chocolate delicacies, crack pie, red velvet cake, hot fudge sundaes and some surprises.
A true Americana trio, Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall and Katie Clarke- three singer songwriters met – and despite their disparate musical backgrounds, combined their stylistic differences, singing voices, writing voices and melded them into a whole that is somehow greater than the sum of its parts. They accompany themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, concert ukulele, electric bass and washboard and made an immediate impact at respected New England venues.
From the first, an emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2009, the trio knew that they had something special musically and that making music together was an opportunity not to be wasted. Before year's end, they recorded their debut CD Heartwood with esteemed producer Dave
Chalfant. The trio are currently creating their second CD.
Temple B'nai Israel program producers Stu Needleman and Ken Goodman continue to hit home runs with their scouting of the contemporary music scene.
The cost is $25 perperson, only $22.50 with prepaid reservations for four or more. As is the customary at
Pitman's, BYOB (cocktail snacks and soft drinks are complimentary). Reservations can be made at www.tbinh.org where online payments can be made through a secure PayPal system at which most credit cards are accepted or call 603-524-7044.
The Boxcar Lilies. (Courtesy photo)