Thursday, March 20, 2008

Circle of Friends - Antje Duvekot 3/29/08

Rising star Antje Duvekot appears at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin on Saturday, March 29th at 8PM. German born Antje has been taking the musical world by storm, winning the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award and Boston Music Award as well as the John Lennon songwriting contest.

Three of her songs garnered critical acclaim when they were covered by the Celtic supergroup Solas. Her songs are uncompromisingly truthful yet also uplifting. Her lyrics encompass the joys and struggles, the trials and perseverance - and simultaneously the beauty - that characterize human existence.

Former Rolling Stone music editor Dave Marsh says of her debut album “Big Dream Boulevard”, "This is a brilliant, brilliant album. I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin.”

Local singer/songwriter Patti DeRosa will open the show. Her music is “fun, funky, and sizzling” and is delivered with a stage presence that draws the audience in and warms the heart.

“A gem that stands out in the vast sea of singer-songwriters...” Madalyn Sklar, GoGirls Music

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Admission is $15. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information. Tickets may now be purchased with a credit card using PayPal.