Passim Monday Discovery Series with Rosie & the Riveters and Avery Hill: sponsored by Nine Athens Music

August 08, 2016 8PM
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Rosie & the Riveters are four fiercely talented and sassy dames from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair! Their original songs feature sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour and just enough ooh-la-la to charm your socks off! Along with whoops, hollers, and mile-wide smiles, they create a sound and sight that is lighthearted and captivating for all music lovers.

They are inspired by Rosie the Riveter, the feminist icon who represents the women’s movement into the workforce during WWII and embodies the strength and power that thrive in every woman. The Riveters are about empowering women to be ambassadors for change in their community and to attain this goal, they use 20% of their merchandise sales to support other women’s projects around the world through KIVA.org.

Since the band’s formation in 2011, they have quickly taken the prairies by storm! They have performed over 100 concerts in Saskatchewan, showcased across the prairies and Ontario, been featured at numerous festivals and participated in workshops with artists such as Serena Ryder, Arlo Guthrie, The Bros. Landreth, and Kat Danser.

Alexis Normand, Allyson Reigh, Melissa Nygren, and Farideh Olsen are the charming women who make up Rosie & the Riveters.  

 

http://www.rosieandtheriveters.com/

 

Family legend has it you could hear Avery Hill singing before she even came out. Since then, she has taken a winding road toward her present work in music, all the while developing her singular style of storytelling and songwriting by integrating stories of the past into her observations of life today.

All credit for Avery’s musical studies goes to an unlikely team of divorced parents: her father, who made her first mix tape when she was ten years old and took her on yearly pilgrimages to the various folk festivals of New England; and her mother, who diligently shlepped and paid for every music lesson and instrument from third grade through high school graduation. 
Avery grew up to a soundtrack of mid-20th century folk and pop music, including The Beach Boys, Judy Collins, Stan Rogers, and everyone in between. When she discovered the folk voices of her own era, she created her own soundtrack of Dar Williams, Anais Mitchell, Girlyman, and Gillian Welch, among others. All of these influences come through in the way she partners her musical compositions with honest and image-based lyrics. As Portland, Oregon event producer Matt Miner suggests: “Think millennial Joni Mitchell with an old soul.”

Avery's first full-length recording, titled Dreams & Ghosts: A Family Album, features songs inspired by her family’s history. Like a photo album, this recording presents musical snapshots of different times in history, reflecting on universal themes of growing up and being brave. Avery is also currently developing the songs of this album into a performance program of songs and stories, which was workshopped at the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival in Portland, Oregon.

Though Avery studied to be a school teacher, an environmental educator, and then a storyteller, all of these things eventually led her back to music, the thing she knows and loves best of all. She is now based out of Portland, Oregon, where she teaches music privately, and regularly gets out of town to tour different regions of the country.

 

http://www.averyhilltunes.com/

 

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