Falcon House Concert
An Evening with Zoe Mulford Saturday, March 19 8-9 pm (UK) (4pm U.S. east coast; 1pm U.S. west coast—note the time change!!!)
Our upcoming live video broadcast will feature American artist Zoe Mulford who, lucky for us, is currently living in Manchester (UK). This is an exceptional opportunity to hear an accomplished writer and performer whose work has been recorded by the likes of Joan Baez and the Kronos Quartet, and voted 2018 song of the year by Folk Alliance International. Read on!
ABOUT THE ARTIST: It’s hard to put a ring around Zoe Mulford. Her music making is extraordinary. From her earliest recordings to her more recent on-line collaborations, her melodies and lyrics resonate with truthful simplicity and a keen awareness of the “human condition” whether she’s recalling an afternoon of berry picking or reminding us that life’s too short to fold underwear.
Zoe is perhaps best-known these days as the writer of The President Sang Amazing Grace (check out Joan Baez’s Whistle Down the Wind album). The song tells the story of the 2015 attack on a prayer circle at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and the subsequent memorial service at which President Obama, when he rose to speak, sang Amazing Grace instead. (Tear jerker alert!)
But Zoe has nearly a zillion other brilliant songs to her credit. It isn’t naval gazing stuff, but anecdotes of life observed (Our Lady of the Highway) or pearls of wisdom (Life’s Too Short to Fold Underwear) or heartfelt admonishments (Answer the Knock at the Door). Her most recent enterprise was a recording of Songs Stay Sung with the U.S. quartet Windborne. You can listen to some of these and more at her website: zoemulford.com
... [for a quick sampling of Zoe's work, listen to:]
https://youtu.be/2qdB1EypJFU My President Sang Amazing Grace
https://youtu.be/kCt9WY76l3k One Damn Thing
https://youtu.be/ZAFQoBxHzMQ Zoe washes her hands ... ... GETTING TO THE CONCERT:
Before the concert is slated to begin, paste the link (below) into your computer browser (the channel goes “live” 15 minutes before showtime). Anyone can watch a YouTube livestream, but if you want to make comments or join in the chat (visible on the side of the screen) you will need a YouTube or Google login (people with gmail accounts are automatically logged in to Google).
As per usual with concerts of this kind, the proverbial tip jar makes it easy for those who wish to make a contribution to the artist (£8–$10/person suggested). It will scroll along the bottom of the computer screen, but here it is if you’d like to toss in something in advance: paypal.me/tulip0852 (if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can just sign onto paypal.com as a guest and send to Rob at tulip0852.com).
Please join us for what will be a very special and intimate evening. The blessing of a YouTube concert, of course, is that the show will be available on screen for at least 48 hours after the initial viewing. Tune in when you can. Tune in again.