A set by songwriter Zoe Mulford is like a small volume of short stories – evocative, beautifully crafted, and endlessly varied. Hear her perform on Monday, October 1 at 7 pm at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm. First-come, first-seated. Meet Zoe and purchase her CDs following the concert. This concert is part of a series funded by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.
Whether her starting-point is Franklin’s doomed polar expedition or the neglected contents of her own refrigerator, Zoe Mulford’s vivid storytelling and down-to-earth humor promise listeners an enjoyable journey. Zoe backs her clear voice with guitar or claw-hammer banjo and intersperses her own songs with selections from the music that inspires them: American and British folk ballads, Appalachian banjo tunes, and the work of songwriters from George Gershwin to Richard Thompson.
About Zoe Mulford
Raised near Philadelphia, Zoe Mulford now lives in Manchester, England and plays on both sides of the Atlantic. Her latest release, Bonfires, celebrates the folk tradition from North Carolina to Liverpool. The album reached #3 on the Folk-DJ chart the month after its release and has continued to have airplay across the U.S. and beyond. In addition to music, Zoe likes farmer's markets, children's books, martial arts movies, and cooking with lots of garlic.
Rich Warren of WFMT-FM in Chicago has called Zoe Mulford “a brilliant, highly original songwriter who delivers her music with warmth and sincerity and a bit of a twinkle.” You can read more about Zoe at http://www.zoemulford.com.
This free performance on Monday, October 1 by Zoe Mulford is part of the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library’s folk music concert series. Singer/songwriters including Bill and Kate Isles, Kevin So, Joe Crookston, and Kat Eggleston have previously performed as part of this series.
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