Opening act Marina Evans and headliner Hillary Reynolds and her band received an excellent review of their sold out concert at Braintree Folk on November 8, by music critic Jay Miller at the Patriot Ledger! An excerpt:
Rockport’s Marina Evans opened with a 45-minute set of her own tunes, and she managed to get a really warm and distinctive sound out of her acoustic guitar. Evans often utilized a wide dynamic range with her high-alto voice, going from whispery to wailing to good effect. Her “Not Gonna Wait” injected some starkly poignant soul into the mix, while “California” was a wistful look back. Who wouldn’t like her “anti-social media” tune “Little Boxes,” with its gentle chiding of some of the more obsessed among us. Evans also has a nice swinging tempo to most of her tunes, and “How Many Miles” was an especially toe-tapping delight. And there was an undeniable beauty to her gentle, almost crystalline ballad “One Way or Another,” where her voice and guitar were superbly in synch.
For Hingham’s Coffeehouse off the Square show to open the Thanksgiving season, Marina Evans and our own Eric Eldering Cornetta will be playing.
A new face and voice for us is the widely traveled Marina Evans. She combines strong, even sultry vocals, unusual melodies and clever edgy lyrics into a style that is all her own. She started in her home town of Rockport and has toured and recorded across the US and in London and Italy, most recently issuing her latest album “Unbound.”
Hingham resident Eric Cornetta, in turn, is often heard in short segments at the open mic, as a minstrel at Old Ship’s Christmas Merrie Market and on his CD “On the Horizon.” This will be a chance to hear more of his sweet voice and expressive guitar work doing some of his most requested songs, “Pizza” and “Ghonny Brown” as well as his new songs, “Old Friends” and “Baldy’s Reel.”
The event is at 8 pm on Saturday, November 15, and starts with an open mic from 8 to 8:30. Come and be discovered. The coffeehouse is at the Old Ship Parish House, 107 Main Street, just a few doors up from the Loring Hall Theater in Hingham Square. Handicapped-accessible. Admission is $15.00 at the door and desserts and beverages are available. Proceeds benefit the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Volunteers (free admission) are always welcome. For information call 781-749-1767.