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Eloise & Co. for TapRoot’s Women In Roots Series

January 22 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EST

TapRoot Sessions Women in Roots Series: Eloise & Co
Saturday, January 22, 7pm to 9pm
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Tickets $20, Proof of Vaccination Required

Contact: [email protected], 413-429-1176

Seating is limited, masks and proof of vaccination required at the door.

TapRoot Sessions Women in Roots music series seeks to highlight the
contribution of women to the traditional music scene, provide
performance opportunities for women artists, and inspire future
generations of girls and women to participate and lead in the folk
community. Eloise & Co. are the first in the series for 2022. 

Eloise & Co. features the combined creative force of two of the
country’s most sought-after acoustic traditional musicians, Becky
Tracy and Rachel Bell. These two, sometimes playing as a duo and other
times joined by one of several powerhouse backup players including
Owen Morrison, Bethany Waickman, Rachel Aucoin, and Andrew
VanNorstrand, crank out dance and concert music with unbridled energy
and soaring beauty.

Becky Tracy: fiddle, octave fiddle, vocals
Rachel Bell: accordion, piano, vocals.

Originally thrown together at a gig where Becky led the contra dance
portion of the evening and Rachel led the French dance part of the
evening, they have continued to fuse these two elements into their
concerts and dances, as well as adding songs and original compositions
to the mix. Their first recording, “More, Please” was released in July
of 2018, and as its name suggests, they are already dreaming of the
next recording.

“It would be difficult to overstate the sheer joy experiencing Eloise
& Co. brings. It exhibits my favorite combination of exuberant, even
virtuosic playing with loose precision—a favorite oxymoron—and earthy,
vulnerable vocals. Having recorded a great deal of Celtic, acoustic,
Americana, et. Al. Over the years, ‘Eloise’s’ qualities make its
performances instantly accessible.”

—Alfred Grunwell, recording engineer and sound technician

This Concert is supported by a grant from the Sandisfield Local
Cultural Council.

Organizer

TapRoot Sessions
Phone:
413 429 1176
Email:
taprootsessions@gmail.com
Website:
www.deweyhall.org
91 Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257 United States
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(413) 229-2357
www.deweyhall.com

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