Mora & Fischer will play a fine acoustic concert on Friday, June 21st, at 7:00 PM. Performing with them will be Sarah McSweeney, with piano and vocals.
Born in the Texas hill country with a rich musical heritage on both sides of her family, music is definitely in the blood for Amanda Mora. She came of age in 2009 with her self-produced/engineered debut album, The Ribbon. Riding on the momentum of critical acclaim and dedicated fans, Amanda toured the US and Europe. Amanda has been featured on public and community radio stations across the US and Europe, was a selected as a Mountain Stage finalist, and has shared the stage with Alejandro Escovedo, Eliza Gilkyson, Dale Watson, Slaid Cleaves, Kevin Welch, Sarah Jarosz, and many others.
In 2010-2011, Amanda Mora helped spearhead a visionary, zero emissions,
music tour across 12 countries of Western Europe on bicycle. Amanda Mora
was a lead organizer and one of five headlining acts that cycled over
6,000 miles and performed over 100 shows at some of Europeís largest
festivals. She was awarded cultural ambassador grants by US embassies
in 5 countries of Europe. The tour was collectively know as The Pleasant
Revolution and featured an audience-driven 1500 Watt bicycle powered PA
and mobile FM-broadcast system.
Amanda Mora has become known for her quick witted and openhearted shows with
the dynamic cellist, Mollie Fischer. A renowned studio artist in Austin,
TX, Fischer is a classically trained musician at the cutting edge of
re-inventing cello's place in popular music. As a duet, Mora and Fischer
deliver a good dose of driving bluegrass adventure, a twist of irony and
self deprecating humor, a sprinkle of sassy jazz, a few strange
diminished chords and fantastical characters, some smashing brokenhearted
rockers, cinematic dramas, anthems of redemption and hope, and of course,
your feel-good-toe-tapping love songs. With a lyrical and musical
sensibility that ignites the imagination and assumes the listenerís
intelligence, they will captive your attention, and reward you with songs
that continue to unfold, the deeper you listen.
Sarah McSweeney is an amazing pianist with a wonderful voice. She will
contribute much to the evening and embellish and enhance the music.
After nearly two years of careful crafting, the much anticipated sophomore
record is here; Awaiting The Sound. Produced and recorded by Amanda Mora,
this album explores new musical horizons while maintaining the same
imaginative writing and colorful instrumentation that made her debut album,
The Ribbon, so memorable. The brilliant cast of musicians include special
guests include Eliza Gilkyson, Phoebe Hunt, John Inmon, Jonathan Doyle,
Jill and Doc Jones, and many more. Find out more at www.amandamora.com.
-- Amanda Mora's Website: http://www.amandamora.com
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!