Saturday, Sept 28
Pioneering the sound of Gypsy Pop. The mélange delivers a thrilling auditory experience to all.
Sunday, Sept 29
Singer-songwriter, activist, educator & entertainer Holly Near brings her vocal talents to our stage.
Lynne Taylor CD Release Party
Fri, Oct 4
A night including Exit Dance and Lucian Parkin celebrating the release of When Lightning Strikes.
Friday October 11
Two of New England's premier singer-songwriters join for one intimate and compelling evening.
Sat, Oct 26
A night to remember featuring the vocals of Colene Walters and Jimmy Parker on one stage.
Fri & Sat, Nov 1 & 2
A favorite of Firehouse music lovers, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor returns for 2 nights.
Sunday, September 29, 3PM
Holly Near is a unique combination of entertainer, teacher, and activist. An immense vocal talent, Near’s career as a singer has been defined by an unwillingness to separate her passion for music from her passion for human dignity. She is a skilled performer and an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage an integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality.
Although she sang in public from the age of eight, Ms. Near’s professional career began with numerous performances in film and television, and a run in the Broadway production of Hair. Torn between a career as an actor or a singer, Ms. Near chose to pursue her love of music, especially that music which articulated the social conditions of the world community.
"I do not separate my music from my heart nor do I separate my ideas from my daily life. I open myself up to learning as much as I can about humanity and this mysterious life experience, but I do not relate to political work as a series of 'causes.' Moment by moment, I integrate what I learn into my personal life, personalizing my politics. It is from this personal place that I write my songs." ~ Holly Near
This event is presented by Firehouse Center for the Arts.