Guests enjoy a free concert at The Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, NH2015 is the 16th year of our WOMEN'S CONCERT SERIES. Our house concerts are FREE to guests of the inn, or by invitation only.

The Inn's intimate setting provides a perfect venue for these artists. Concerts are Saturday beginning at 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

The series includes concerts throughout the year.

Please check this page throughout the year for updates. We'll be adding concerts during the year, and there may be some schedule changes, so check often!

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2015 House Concert Schedule
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FREE to Guests of the Inn!

 

January 10, 2015  
Erika Kulnys  
www.erikakulnys.com  

"By possessing the ingenious intellect and activist zeal of Ani DiFranco combined with the poetic skepticism of Leonard Cohen, Kulnys is artfully cementing her place in the history books...the ballad-aesthetic of early Tori Amos...her achingly honest, yet beautifully created craftsmanship is as vast as the North Atlantic Ocean. Spin the cheekiness of Dolly Parton with the overt sexuality of Kinnie Starr, then dash the toe-tapping rhythms of Newfoundland’s Colleen Power to conjure up a sense of her multi-dimensional musical talents.” - Shannon Webb-Campbell for Filly.ca

Playing guitar and piano, she opens the hearts of her audiences with her vulnerability, passion, and contagious joy. A Watson Fellow for Folk Music for Social Change, an Oberlin Composition Dept. grad, and a songwriter of 20 years, Erika's music spans folk, pop, jazz and world. Erika has collaborated with Bruce Guthro, Ferron, Paul Jefferson and Rose Vaughan, and has shared stages with Dave Gunning, Dar Williams, Richie Havens, Guy Davis, Josh Ritter, and Richard Thompson.

This is Erika’s first Highlands Inn house concert. She has played in Canada and the U.S., South Korea, Spain, Ireland and Latin America and is currently touring her newly released albums, Year of the Water Snake and WINGS.

 

February 14, 2015  
The Non-Domestiks  
www.nondomestiks.com  
Not your typical duo, Non-Domestiks Rosalba and Katrina are two multi-instrumentalists that bring a unique blend of keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion and woodwinds to their live performance, which they enhance with lush harmonies and vocals.  

March 7, 2015  
Mary Day  
facebook.com/mary.day.1426  
Mary Day, singer/songwriter from Rhode Island, has been performing over 30 years in local venues all over New England. Mary, a retired Lieutenent of the Providence Police Department, now owns and operates her own bar and pizza place in Coventry. She performs solo or with her 4-piece Mary Day Band. She has compiled three CD's of originals and performs 50's to top 40 with her band.  

March 14, 2015  
Lynn Deeves  
www.lynndeeves.com  
Maine singer-songwriter and Highlands Inn regular, Lynn Deeves honed her musical/performance chops as a “chick-singah” on the New England top-40, rock circuit in the 1980’s-1990’s. She has since released 4 independent CD’s and shared stages with Cheryl Wheeler, Janis Ian, Ferron, Chris Williamson, Tret Fure, Catie Curtis, Suede, disappear fear and many others.  

 

April 11, 2015  
Antara  
www.littleweirdgirl.com, www.myspace.com/antaralittleweirdgirl  
Whether busy conjuring variations of rhythm folk poetry in song lyrics or exploring the percussive-like dynamics of her trademark guitar riffs, independent folk songstress Antara continues to establish herself as a 'new' folk artist who is expanding the forefront of women’s music and the independent folk movement.  

April 18, 2015  
Karen Grenier  
www.karengrenier.com  

Singer/songwriter Karen Grenier continues to impress and inspire fans old and new with her soulful voice and crafty melodies. With songs that
express common threads that connects us all, Karen's performances weave together a melodic and lyrical tapestry of celebration, gratitude, love, loss and longing. Currently writing songs for a new CD, Karen's Highlands Inn performance will feature some brand new material along with many favorites!

Most recently Karen's music has been featured on the LGBT documentary "Driving Equality Across America" by Massachusetts filmmaker and activist Christopher Mason (www.drivingequality.com) Karen performs regularly throughout Northeast including Provincetown, Asbury Park, Rehoboth Beach, Philadelphia and throughout New England.

 

May 2, 2015  
Bethel Steele  
www.bethelsteele.com  

Bethel Steele is a folky singer-songwriter from Boston, MA whose music is characterized by a smoky alto and a playing style that ranges from driving rhythm guitar to delicate finger picking. Bethel's songs find the intrinsic beauty in the adventures in everyday life as well as the whiskey-soaked one night stands, the stories of thrill-seekers and the unrelenting passage of time. Bethel has released two CDs, "Come Home" (2009) and a June 2012 release, "Of Love and Whiskey."  This will be Bethel's fourth appearance at the Inn!

 

May 9, 2015 (Mother's Day)  
Lauren Bateman  
www.laurenbateman.com  
As a childhood cancer survivor, Lauren Bateman knows the importance of living in the moment. That is why at the age of 27, Lauren quit her job as a research scientist to pursue a career in music. Her most recent release, Here I Am, shows that she made the right decision. Drawing from influences like Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile, Lauren blends her singer/songwriter roots with edgy guitar riffs and a big drum sound to direct the emotional flow of the album. Bring your mother and/or your child for this special Mother's Day weekend!  

May 16, 2015  
Emily Nyman  
www.emilynymanmusic.com  

With her unique style, poetic lyrics, soothing vocals, and expressive guitar, Emily Nyman’s performance is a real treat. An eclectic mix of tunes, including singer-songwriter, folk, and classic rock, with a sprinkling of blues, country and old standards, Emily’s performance is sure to please audiences of all musical tastes. She connects with her audience in an intimate way, inviting listeners to experience the emotions behind her originals and reminisce to familiar tunes.

For more information and sound samples, go to Emily's website.

 

June 6, 2015

 
Elizabeth Lorrey  
www.elizabethlorrey.com  
Elizabeth Lorrey crafts a dark blend of edgy, intense acoustic rock. At once deeply personal and painfully universal, Lorrey’s lyrics will stay with you long after the last note fades away. And while her polished, professional recordings are mesmerizing, her live shows have made her a local favorite with a growing fan base in the northeast. She has also opened for Amy Ray.  

June 20, 2015  
3girlZband  
www.3girlzband.com  
3girlZband is a trio of musicians who were destined to create music together. Combined, the Girlz have been playing for a lifetime and craft their tunes with combinations of electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, drums and percussion..  

June 27, 2015  
Chrissy Budzinski  
myspace.com/chrissyfromcatskill  
Chrissy is a singer/songwriter whose style of music ranges from beautiful, heartfelt ballads to upbeat and outrageous fun songs. Her warm, crystal clear voice and acoustic guitar playing will enrapture you. A native of Titusville, PA, Chrissy started playing guitar when she was twelve - writing her first song at fifteen. When asked about her music, she says "most of my music speaks of things I've experienced or seen, so hearing my music gives the listener some insight into my life".  

August 1, 2015  
Jenica Rayne  
www.jenicarayne.com  
Jenica Rayne is a passionate songwriter, accomplished guitarist and seasoned performer. She is a story teller who draws her audience in with lyric driven songs that speak from the heart.  

September 19, 2015  
Kate & CJ  
TBA  
Kate and CJ met 20 years ago, spent 10 years traveling, performing and recording music "all over this land", including many times at Highlands Inn. They've shared the stage with tremendous performers but sharing the joy with a beautiful group of friends, new and old, in a beautiful place, is what they do most happily! Both have a deep reverence for a finely crafted song - you'll hear classics in many genres, originals and perhaps an obscure gem. You will find yourself singing along, playing along, humming, tapping, laughing, smiling, dreaming - sometimes all at once!  

September 26, 2015  
Carrie Ferguson  
www.CarrieFergusonMusic.com
www.youtube.com/user/MsCarrieFerguson
 

Haling from Northampton MA, Carrie Ferguson’s original songs range from playfully jubilant and quirky, to soaring folk-pop. Her live shows are joyful affairs, full of humor and warmth, showcasing her haunting melodies, and smart, gorgeous lyrics. Carrie has opened for Catie Curtis, Antje Duvekot, Cheryl Wheeler, and Meg Hutchinson.

 

October 3, 2015  
Christine Havrilla  
www.christinehavrilla.com  

"Neofunkadlicfolkpoptwangrock"

Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences all over the U.S.! Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing. Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine states, “This CD (Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass!”

Named "One of the Top Ten Indie Artists" by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “(Havrilla’s) songs are intelligent and moving, the arrangements are incisive and colorful, and, best of all, Havrilla consistently comes across as a confident and seasoned performer.” Christine was nominated for About.com's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, and is called "...raw, simple, wonderful!" by Curve Magazine. Michaela Majoun at 88.5 WXPN applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” Christine’s current project is a series of “Live Session” volumes, with Vol. 1- The Creamery Sessions and Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions now available. .

 

October 17, 2015  
Jamie Anderson  
www.jamieanderson.com  
Singer-songwriter-parking lot attendant Jamie Anderson has played her songs in hundreds of venues including women's music festivals, pride events and colleges.  

December 5, 2015  
Sister Funk  
www.sisterfunk.com  
Hot original music delivered with power, energy and sass; that’s what Sister Funk guarantees in every performance. Sister Funk is being recognized for their 10+ yr accomplishments in music and is being inducted into the Women’s Hall Of Fame in Seneca NY.  

TBD  
Lizzy Pitch  
www.lizzypitch.com  
In support of her latest release “Darling Starling” Lizzy Pitch has taken the US by storm through live performances and personal appearances leaving a wake of enthusiastic mania.  

 



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