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At the AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM The Jalopy Theatre Presents: Kristen Andreassen

Friday, February 1
Show starts at 5:30
Free!

Kristin Andreassen is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a background in traditional Appalachian music and dance. She spent the early 2000s touring as a clogger with Maryland's Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble before joining the old time stringband Uncle Earl and making two albums on Rounder Records with producers Dirk Powell & John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. Kristin is now best known for her original songs, but she credits traditional music as a major influence on her lyrical and especially rhythmic ideas. At the Folk Art Museum, Kristin will be joined by her dance partner Megan Downes for a short clogging demonstration, followed by a set of traditional and original songs. www.kristinandreassen.com AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM- located in MANHATTAN at 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th St. Kristin Andreassen is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a background in traditional Appalachian music and dance. She spent the early 2000s touring as a clogger with Maryland's Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble before joining the old time stringband Uncle Earl and making two albums on Rounder Records with producers Dirk Powell & John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. Kristin is now best known for her original songs, but she credits traditional music as a major influence on her lyrical and especially rhythmic ideas. At the Folk Art Museum, Kristin will be joined by her dance partner Megan Downes for a short clogging demonstration, followed by a set of traditional and original songs.

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Laura Baird is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer. Since 2001 she has performed and recorded as The Baird Sisters with her sister, Meg Baird (Espers). In 2012 the duo released Until You Find Your Green (Grapefruit Record Club, 2012), which was recorded and engineered by Laura at Forest Hill Farm, her home recording studio. Laura plays a wide variety of instruments, including banjo, flute, piano, harpsichord, guitar, trombone, theremin, and fiddle. Laura is also an enthusiastic collector and performer of traditional Appalachian music, drawing inspiration from both contemporary and historical ballad singers and musicians

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