MAC Music: Album Release Concert with award-winning singer-songwriter Edie Carey and special guest Jeremy Facknitz
September 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Album Release Concert with award-winning singer-songwriter Edie Carey and special guest Jeremy Facknitz
Philadelphia City Paper: “Country-tinged chanteuse Edie Carey is blessed with a soaring voice and damn fine songwriting skills…lithe ballads that are devoid of self-pity but loaded up with heartfelt revelations.” Chicago Sun-Times: “Carey…found her true calling in music. Her pop-folk songs are smart tales of love, life and longing.”
Colorado-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey has been singing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the US, Canada and Europe since 1999, performing alongside Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Shawn Colvin. Her co-writes have been recorded by #1 artists Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright. She’s also been a featured artist on PRI’s Mountain Stage. She’s appeared at the country’s most prestigious folk festivals including Telluride Bluegrass, Rocky Mountain Folks, Newport Folk, 30A Songwriters, and Cayamo. Her duo lullabies project with Sarah Sample garnered several children’s music awards, including Best Children’s Album in the 2015 Independent Music Awards, and she was a featured vocalist on Joanie Leeds’ Grammy-Winning Ensemble Album “All the Ladies” in 2020. Her eleventh album The Veil is out June 3rd, 2022.
Opening for Edie: Jeremy Facknitz
Jeremy Facknitz has been entertaining audiences with his lovingly crafted music and high-energy performances for over a quarter century. Since the 2002 break-up of his Detroit-based band “The Ottomans” (who earned a 2001 Detroit Music Award for Best New Alternative Band, beating out “The White Stripes”), Jeremy has performed primarily as a solo act, marrying Americana and jazz stylings to showcase his intimate stories of life, love, and self-discovery. After years carving out a living performing mostly cover songs in bars and pubs, a serious illness in 2017 prompted Jeremy to focus on touring and performing his own material. He was named a top 24 finalist from over 700 entries in the 2020 and 2022 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competitions at Kerrville Folk Festival, and his song “Ballet of an Unhatched Chick” was awarded semi-finalist distinction at songoftheyear.com for 2020.