Concerts / Theater
Simon Lynge & the Martial Hearts
Simon Lynge's music has a way of captivating one's soul, at once melodic and beautiful, yet powerful in its presence and boldness. His lyrics are poetic, and speak candidly from personal experience, sometimes of inner darknesses and existential challenges. Astute observations of our world and humanity weave their way into his songs, and a real perception of the beauty of life lends to buoy the listener into a joyful space, even in the midst of deep sorrows.
Recently honored with a nomination from the 16th annual Independent Music Awards for his last record, the Greenlandic-Danish singer songwriter just finished recording his latest album in a secluded cottage in the green hills of Wales, and in the eclectic atmosphere of Narcissus Studios in London. The album is collaboration with longtime friend and musical partner, Richard Lobb.
Simon grew up in both Denmark and Greenland. He always felt a strong affinity for his arctic homeland, with its abundant, unspoiled nature and deep connection to the earth and its creatures. Simon's musical roots come from Greenland, where his father is an acclaimed accordion player, and his grandfather was a composer and conductor and namesake of a church choir in Qaqortoq, which still exists to this day.
Simon began singing as a boy in a church choir in Denmark, and was inspired to begin writings songs in his teenage years by the music of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby Stills & Nash, among others.
Simon's music brought him to Copenhagen first, then to the UK and the US. His last album, The Map of Your Life, was recently nominated in The 2018 Independent Music Awards in New York. He has had several song placements on US network television and film, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV, performed at Glastonbury Festival, toured with Emmylou Harris and when he's not wielding his instrument he can often be found on a soccer pitch, much like his idol, Bob Marley.
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Refreshments will be served / Drinks for Purchase
In a career spanning just over two decades, Brodsky has crafted a body of work in a style that critics have compared to Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Flannery O’Connor. As much at home with comedy as tragedy, his story songs carry the full payload of a mature observer of human experience – irony, tenderness, bitter satire, surprise and delight, modern frustrations, a sense of danger and of longing. Conveying all of this with a catchy melody, a chalky baritone and a journeyman’s skill on the guitar is what helped to land 18 of his songs in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Sound Recording Library.
Brodsky was born and raised in Philadelphia. His early songwriting influences range from Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. With 10 albums to his credit, he’s a main stage veteran of festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. Brodsky’s tunes can be heard in several feature films. His song “Blow ’em Away” was recorded by David Wilcox.
His passion for our national pastime is evident in two albums devoted entirely to baseball tales, with a colorful, off-beat cast of characters: the first white man to play in the Negro leagues, a pitcher who threw a no-hitter while hallucinating on LSD, a catcher who was a spy during World War II, and many more.
Doors open for seating at 6:30PM
Delicious desserts and a no host bar will be available throughout the night.
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