WUMB and Berklee: Fox Point Music Series
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WUMB 91.9 FM, Boston's NPR music station, and Berklee College of Music have teamed up to present the first WUMB and Berklee: Fox Point Music Series, bringing free live music to Dorchester every Sunday in August at 2:00 p m. The concerts feature Berklee student and alumni groups the Dwells (August 5), Adrianne Lenker (August 12), Herego (August 19), and Carly Tefft (August 26). All of the artists are performing acoustic sets with instrumentation that includes guitar, violin, voice, and djembe.
The concerts are free to the public and take place rain or shine. Fox Point is located at 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA, on the Harborwalk next to the JFK Presidential Library & Museum (MBTA Red Line to JFK/UMass Station).
WUMB and Berklee: Fox Point Music Series is part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which brings free musical performances by Berklee faculty, students, and alumni to neighborhoods in the Boston area and beyond. For more information and a full schedule, please visit berklee.edu/events/summer.
Check out a video featuring the Fox Point artists.
The Dwells (guitar and voice)
Sunday, August 5, 2:00 p.m.
The Dwells are a vocal swirl, drenched in memorable lyrics and infectious songwriting. Members Paige Califano and Matthew Bean share a passion for visual and performance arts and incorporate experimentation into their music. For their debut album, they collaborated with musician and sound designer Max Jeffers to develop a unique listening experience through creative recording techniques. Following in the tradition of duos like Carter-Cash, Parsons-Harris, and Welch-Rawlings, the Dwells journey through genres and weave a new stitch in the warm world of acoustic music.
Adrianne Lenker (guitar and voice)
Sunday, August 12, 2:00 p.m.
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Berklee alumna Adrianne Lenker is an authentic and passionate singer, songwriter, and performer. Her debut CD Stages of the Sun, produced by Steve Hodge (Janet Jackson, Sting), was released on LucidTunes in 2005 when Lenker was only 14. She was a top 5 finalist in the Independent Music Awards (Singer/Songwriter category), and a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Tracks from the album were also featured on MTV's The Hills. Lenker's next CD/DVD, Live at the Southern, was recorded at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, followed by Then the Rain Came.
Herego (guitar, violin and voice)
Sunday, August 19, 2:00 p.m.
Herego is an indie/folk/rock duo self-described as "Simon and Garfunkel meets Tim Burton meets your mother." Erin Casey had come to a creative standstill, so she left small town life and traveled to Boston. At the same time, Chris Carlberg left acting behind in Los Angeles in search of a musical passion he felt was calling. Packing up every instrument he owned, he also landed in Boston. Together, Casey and Carlberg began a journey that spanned broken strings and broken relationships, first forming a solid friendship, and then a brilliant musical duo.
Carly Tefft (guitar, djembe and voice)
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.
Carly Tefft is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Cape Cod, who counts the Police, Carol King, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, and Colbie Calliat as inspirations. Tefft, a Berklee student, puts a contemporary and alternative spin on the singer-songwriter genre. She began writing songs in high school, and by graduation had released a self-produced EP, on which she played all of the instruments (drums, bass, guitar, piano, and vocals). Tefft plans to release a five-song EP, Loud and Clear, in 2012.
Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management provides investment solutions to both institutional and individual clients. The Berklee Summer in the City sponsorship is the second phase of a new multi-year global NGAM music sponsorship program designed to align business objectives with initiatives that preserve cultural experience through music.