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AUG 24, 2019 Mare Wakefield and Nomad at the Orcas Grange!
First time on Orcas Island, internationally touring Nashville singer-songwriters Mare Wakefield and Nomad will be performing at The Orcas Grange Saturday August 24, 2019 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm with non-alcoholic beverages and treats included with the Evening. Mark this on your calendar!! Fun, fabulous vocals, music to warm your hearts, a tear in your eye, laughter at our own humanity!
Mare Wakefield and Nomad, were 2016 and 2015 Kerrville NewFolk finalists and 2015 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists.
Their versatility and travel-scapes are evident in their music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and Amsterdam canals. Journeys go inward too, exploring hope, heartbreak and barroom brawls. Story and song are woven together by Mare’s intimate delivery and Nomad’s exquisite piano and accordion.
“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long stretch of highway.”
Born with wanderlust in her DNA, Mare lived in eight different places before she was ten. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says. “We picked up Wisconsin accents in two weeks. Eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.”
For Turkish-born Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul Conservatory and continued with a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Nomad’s gift for musical arrangements includes a full arsenal of classical, folk and jazz chops.
“Lovely vocals and even lovelier songs. Mare Wakefield and Nomad are a little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk a la Dar Williams or Patty Griffin.” ~ New York Times
“Cozy brilliance … The merger of Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton.” ~ Louisville Eccentric Observer
“At times soft and soulful, at others riotous and rowdy … Mare and Nomad serve up silliness, angst and twang — all delivered with a delightful stage presence.” ~ Americana Tonight, Nashville, TN
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See you there!!