Our Musical Gift to You
June 26, 2021
Cate Park, Wolfeboro NH
This season opener event is a nod back to the “old days” when Great Waters hosted a 3-day folk festival This 1-day free music festival kicks off our 25 Plus Anniversary Season in 2021 with The Ballroom Thieves, Susie Burke & David Surette, Co-Pilot, and the Carolyn Ramsay Band!
It’s their unique brand of compelling and harmonious music, while never shying away from topics and ideas they are passionate about, that has charmed fans around the country. Their catalog has amassed over 85 million streams, and they’ve gained a loyal live following, selling out shows and earning festival spots at Boston Calling, Newport Folk, Moon River, Mountain Jam, and Calgary Folk. Ultimately, Unlovely sets the stage for The Thieves to continue to impact listeners everywhere. Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello, bass), Martin Earley (vocals, guitar), and Devin Mauch (vocals, percussion).
The Carolyn Ramsay Band is a collaboration of musical talent brought to life by Carolyn Ramsay - lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Jessica Ramsay - lead vocals, harmony, and rhythm guitar, Chuck Farrell - lead guitar, Bud Clark - bass guitar, and Mike Chatigny - percussion and back-up vocals.
After knowing one another for years, the group formally formed the band in 2012 with the goal of doing what they are passionate about and bringing music to central New Hampshire. Picturesque Wolfeboro, NH is home to CRB whose style of music mimics the beautiful environment. With roots in Rock and Folk music, their soulful style paints the songs they cover with their own brush leaving a joyful impression on their audience.
Copilot is a Retro Pop group from Boston, MA. The group is known for making melodic noises in a neighborhood near you. Since recording their debut album in an Air BnB with 17 of their closest friends and family the group's vibe has been about making feel-good music.
The group describes their influence/sound as Lake Street Dive, Bahamas, & The Head & The Heart getting together for a musical play date.
Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a steady following for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Burke's vocal style is at once stunning and heartfelt and is matched by Surette's fluid fretwork. Both are well-respected within the folk music community, as is demonstrated by the fact that they have appeared as backing musicians on numerous recordings. Many of these have come out of the New Hampshire Seacoast area, where Susie and David are based, and which has a well-deserved reputation as a haven for folk and acoustic music.
They have released five albums since 1990 on the Madrina Music label, to the positive response from both critics and audiences. Their latest recording, a duo effort titled Waiting for the Sun, was released in 2015. Together, they bring skill, taste, feeling, and pure enjoyment to their music, and are bringing their music to an ever-widening circle of listeners.