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Live from The Avalon Lounge: Cal Folger Day, Benjamin Shepherd, Ciarra Fragale

Nov 07, 2019: 8pm - 11pm

From a live webstream at The Avalon Lounge.

Cal Folger Day is an American songwriter based in Dublin, Ireland. Her verbatim pop-opera about Lady Gregory, The Woods and America, won the Little Gem award in Dublin Fringe, and was the subject of an hour-long documentary on RTÉ Lyric FM which was nominated for the Prix Italia. Her latest project is Moondog and Irene, a transcription of an interview with her step-great-aunt-in-law whose mid-century career in textile design led her to cross paths with the Viking of Sixth Avenue.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Benjamin Shepherd spent his early years in the world of bar bands and country music. After moving to Richmond, Virginia at 18, he began composing original songs inspired largely by late 90's Pacific NW indie rock and classic rock 'n' roll records. A few years later, having discovered an affinity for the folk revival of the 60's and contemporary singer-songwriters, he moved to New York City to perform solo and found the Antifolk scene in the East Village where he began to develop his lyrically-focused songwriting style.
Ciarra Fragale is a solo indie pop singer/songwriter from NY's Hudson Valley. By blending the nostalgic traditions of songwriting with unique new-wave sensibilities, she creates a sound all her own.