Two CT-based folk music artists to play on LI

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Connecticut-based artists Belle of the Fall and Kate Callahan will share the bill during the monthly Hard Luck Café series at the Cinema Arts Centre on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8:30 p.m.

Both acts showcased their talents during this summer’s Huntington Folk Festival. Now they will perform in the Cinema Sky Room following an open mic at 7:30 p.m.

Belle of the Fall is Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn Ford, an indie folk-rock Americana duo. The two met when Walton produced Ford’s solo debut album in 2014 at his studio and spent the better part of the next year touring together as solo artists.

Walton and Ford began to play on each other’s sets and sang harmonies together before becoming a duo in 2015. Walton’s weathered voice and upright bass complement Ford’s angelic vocals.

Belle of the Fall has released two albums, Earthbound and Rise Up, both recorded at Walton’s On Deck Sound Studio, where Ford also now works. When they aren’t touring or working on their own projects, they are working with other artists.

Callahan was Connecticut’s official state troubadour from 2016 to 2018, which afforded her the opportunity to travel and perform music throughout the state. She is among the most awarded singer-songwriters in her home state, having been named the Hartford Courant’s Woman of Character and Best Singer-Songwriter in the 2017 CT Now readers poll.

Callahan’s live performances feature soulful, optimistic and uplifting original music, including songs about the earth, gratitude, marriage, love and spirit, plus select songs by Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. She loves to use her voice to tell stories and weave anecdotes about the healing power of music throughout her concerts.

Tickets to the show are $15 for the general public and $10 for Cinema Arts Centre and Folk Music Society of Huntington members and will be available at the door.

The Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave. in Huntington. For more information, call 631-425-2925 or go to www.cinemaartscentre.org or www.fmsh.org.

 

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