Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 7:30p -

Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421

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$20 per person/$10 kids 18 and under/$50 max per family (if ticket price is a barrier to attending, pay what you can and please join us the night of the show)

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 Can something be wry, aching, hysterical, evocative, provocative, fun, beautifully sung, and consummately played all at once? That would be Vance Gilbert.

An integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert’s approach to the acoustic singer-songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert’s compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller’s craft. Many know Vance’s signature song, “Unfamiliar Moon,” which landed him in the second round of auditions of TV’s America’s Got Talent. Like all great artists, Vance truly happens live. In fact he developed his reputation with his jaw-dropping, diverse, funny, devastating, and gorgeous live performances.

Vance exploded onto the scene in the early ’90s, with buzz spreading quickly. Who was this multicultural arts teacher knocking them dead at open mics? After opening Shawn Colvin’s 1992 Fat City tour, he took much of America by storm. “The voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god,” wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Vance has released 16 albums, including Somerville (Live), and Side of the Road with Ellis Paul. His latest album, The Mother of Trouble, was released in May. 

Opening for Vance will be Jerry Ramirez. Jerry has been active in the local (and not so local) music scene for over 4 decades. He is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer steeped in the Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Blues, and Folk traditions. Over the years he has developed a unique synthesis of these art-forms and blended them into a powerful writing style that aims for the heart. Jerry’s vocals, described as “soulful and powerful,” drive home the often poignant messages in his songs. The years of playing have honed his acoustic guitar chops into a distinctive, flat-picking/finger-picking hybrid, all his own. After playing in a variety of Boston/Lowell-based bands, he was the lead singer and guitarist in the Baltimore, Maryland band, Starkey Drive. Jerry worked with the incredible Dana Pomfret in the late 2000’s contributing vocals and guitar to her Float release and her live performances. Having recently worked with producer extraordinaire, Jim Chapdelaine, Jerry is ready to share his music with all who would like to hear it.

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04/27/2024 19:30:00 04/27/2024 21:00:00 America/New_York Vance Gilbert joins Harmony on the Green in Lexington April 27th to Close Out the Coffeehouse's Second Season <p>&nbsp;Can something be wry, aching, hysterical, evocative, provocative, fun, beautifully sung, and consummately played all at once? That would be <strong>Vance Gilbert.</strong></p><p><br></p><p... Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington, MA 02421 false MM/DD/YYYY