Annabelle / Matt Minigell / Sakura
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An accomplished guitarist and burgeoning songwriter, Annabelle Lord-Patey blends 1960s folk sensibilities with an aching amount of Elliott Smith, creating a haunting form of indie folk. Her much-anticipated debut album Polaris, released in summer 2016, featured guest appearances from Phillip Jamieson and Mary Lou Lord. The album and her live shows have thrilled listeners in her native New England and on the West Coast, where she completed a successful tour in 2017. Annabelle has become a regular fixture at the legendary Passim Folk Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The New Yorker described her music as "striking," Rolling Stone called her "the show's standout," Billy Bragg said her music "has a lovely, knowing quality," and Shawn Colvin says listening to Lord-Patey will remind you "why music made you smile in the first place."
Matt Minigell is a Boston–based songwriter, musician, and busker. His lyrical, emotive brand of folk music and whispery, fingerpicked playing style have been compared to artists such as Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, and Nick Drake. When he's not on the road or in the studio, Minigell can be found beneath the streets of Boston, performing at one of the city's many subway stations.
Sakura is a teenage singer-songwriter from Japan. She started playing guitar at age 12, and at 16 she uploaded her first video to YouTube. In November 2018, Sakura released her second CD, Whereabouts, which she toured across Japan over two years, playing shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Hiroshima, and her hometown of Fukui.