Christine Havrilla wins crowds over wherever she goes with her musical innovation, heartfelt lyrics, and her guitar a mere extension of herself. Her music and sound are difficult to fit into one category; hence Christine describes it as “Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock!” She lives up to the moniker bestowed upon her by Dena Marchiony of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project, “the quintessential pop-rock goddess.” Philadelphia Magazine simply states, “She rocks!”
Mama’s Black Sheep is the musical collision of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller
(guitar/vocals) & Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Before Mama’s Black Sheep, Ashland toured for twelve years as part of the award-winning acoustic duo CommonbonD, releasing six CD’s and performing on The Nashville Network (TNN) and in over forty American states as well as overseas. Ashland’s songwriting, harmonies, and creative musical arrangements have been shared on stages with talent such as John Mayer, Ritchie Havens, Catie Curtis, and Sophie B. Hawkins. Laura previously fronted her own band, Cerulean Groove, and since 2005 she has been touring nationally and internationally as a member of SONiA & disappear fear.
Together Miller and Cerulli create a unique tapestry weaving songs of vibrant color and rich texture centered around a dynamic conversation between guitar and percussion. Miller’s passionate voice unleashes songs that make you laugh, cry, feel inspired, and ultimately want more. Bob Steel of Baltimore Out Loud writes ‘Cerulli opens her mouth and the world stands still as she wrings every drop of emotion out of the lyrics with her powerful, soaring voice, forged in the fire of the blues and tempered in the cool technique of her classical training.”
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
8 P.M., $12
5 Goldsborough St.
Easton, MD 21601