Liz Frame & the Kickers are featured this weekend at the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series, a season designed with something for every musical taste from classical to jazz, from opera to bluegrass, from country to the Great American Songbook.
Boston-based singer-songwriter Liz Frame was weaned on the music of her parents’ generation, absorbing the influence of their heartland heroes — immortal and iconic artists like Jimmie Rogers, The Weavers, B.B. King and Elvis Presley, to name but a few. It became deeply rooted in her musical psyche.
Not surprisingly, her music of choice was honest, unbridled Americana, a sound that continues to represent the disparate styles that captured her imagination so early on. Backed by her band, The Kickers — Pat Chamberlin on lead guitars, Lynne Taylor on bass and Pete Walsh on drums — Frame writes and performs with seemingly nonstop energy and enthusiasm.
“In an age of saccharine sentimentality and willowy vocals, Liz Frame offers a mature alternative. Her songs are soaked in the brine of experience, and she can knock down the walls with her powerful far-ranging voice.” –Sing Out!
Liz Frame & The Kickers will be presented on Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m.
The 2016 Summer Concert Series lineup also will include MAC favorites The Don Campbell Band, Rebecca Parris, Paul Broadnax, and Donna Byrne. New on this season’s lineup are the New England Tenors, The Bobby Keyes Trio, and Gilson Schachnik Brazilian Trio featuring vocalist Mirella Costa.
Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure.
Saturday concerts begin at 7 p.m. and include: Liz Frame & The Kickers on July 23, The Bobby Keyes Trio on July 30, The Don Campbell Band on Aug. 13, Rebecca Parris on Aug. 20, and Myanna on Aug. 27.
Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2 p.m. and include: Gilson Schachnik Brazilian Trio featuring vocalist Mirella Costa on Aug. 14, Paul Broadnax & Friends on Aug. 21, and Donna Byrne on Aug. 28.
Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Maudslay State Park, Newburyport MA 01950. The concerts are held rain or shine, moving inside to the MAC Concert Barn when weather dictates. Handicap parking is available on site.
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, which can be casual or as elaborate as a gourmet meal with tablecloth and flowers and whatever suits the patron’s fancy. Delicious desserts such as seasonal cobblers, brownies, and Hodgie’s ice cream, cold beverages and coffee may be purchased during intermission, all served by dedicated MAC volunteers, who continue to make this non-profit series happen.
Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $25, while lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) is $20. Children 12 and under are free.
Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m. General admission is $18 with open seating on the patio and lawn. Tables and chairs are provided on the patio. Children 12 and under are free.
The series is supported by The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, dedicated MAC volunteers and patrons, and the staff of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
The Saturday evening performances are entirely underwritten by The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.