Anne Hills and Gail Finnie Rundlett at The Linden Tree

Saturday, May 18, National Touring Performer Anne Hills with Gail Finnie Rundlett Opening

On Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 pm, national touring singer-songwriter Anne Hills will return to the Linden Tree Coffeehouse. Regional favorite Gail Finnie Rundlett will open the show in the social hall of Wakefield’s Unitarian Universalist Church. This is the next to the last show for our 39th season.  

Anne Hills is one of the most beloved voices of the contemporary folk music scene receiving awards and recognition for her live performances, her unique solo and collaborative recording projects, and her overall artistry and benefit work. Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has been a certified folk classic since the late 1990s. Whether she is singing her own songs, the words of six-year-old Opal Whiteley, or her song settings of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley; accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. You won’t want to miss a chance to hear her songs and stories in person. She tours extensively, winning over audiences with her warm, lively and humorous performances. The AllMusic Guide says, “A stunning soprano tone has made Anne Hills one of contemporary music’s premiere vocalists … Her knack for writing heartfelt songs [has] brought her to the upper echelon of her craft.” and Tom Paxton says, “Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.” With 23 recordings and new song projects in the works, an evening of Anne Hills will leave the audience smiling.  For a preview listen on her

Gail Finnie Rundlett is a singer-songwriter, drawing some of her repertoire from American traditional music. A long-time Linden Tree audience pleaser, she plays guitar and ukulele and is considered to be one of the primary innovators of the Appala-Chian dulcimer in New England. Her career in the Boston folk scene spans thirty- five years, with four solo albums, and two with her former a cappella group Taproot. She’s a dynamic singer whose optimistic spirit is infectious, and her love for performing delights anyone who hears her.

Thanks to the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield’s Art Council tickets are $25 with students under 18 just $10. Reservations recommended by calling 781-246-2836.

Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located in the social hall of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 326 Main, Wakefield, MA 01880. 

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