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2019 Women In Music Gathering (WIMG) Showcase

2019 Women In Music Gathering (WIMG) Showcase

Second annual showcase at The Burren by singer/songwriters and performing musicians of the artist-alliance group, The Women In Music Gathering (WIMG)

The Women In Music Gathering #WIMG is an artist-alliance of women in music: singer/songwriters and performing musicians, with the primary goals of collaboration and support, extending to both personal and professional aspects of being a woman in music.

Co-founded by Linda Marks and Colette O’Connor, this working collaboration of local, inter/national, and up and coming independent performers is fast becoming a fundraising powerhouse of professionals who share a stage.

WIMG is a multi-generational/lingual/talented group of music artists who identify as women and are living what they preach: "Never give up your voice!"

This Year's Performers

Mara Bettencourt is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, educator and activist. Born and raised on Terceira in the Azores, Portugal; where she started songwriting at 15-years-old. Now a resident of Boston, Mara’s music is an all-embracing bi-lingual experience that flows with a strong Romantic passion that generates eclectic electricity and a kind, spiritual, warmth. Mara’s inspirational music and collaborations have helped open hearts to cultural diversity and inclusion.

Mary Crowe is a classically trained singer/songwriter who is equally at home in jazz, blues, and cabaret. Mary’s theater background adds flavor to the cover songs she interprets so well, and flair to her cleverly crafted originals.   Her CD “Rebound” shines, with humor and honesty, on some life experiences she shares, in song. She is proud to be part of the Women in Music Gathering.

CiCi Eberle came onto the Boston singer/songwriter scene five years ago after relocating from Colorado. Using her unique rhythmic, fingerpicking style of guitar and her strong voice CiCi delivers original songs steeped in the subtle humor of everyday existence. Color of Sunlight is CiCi’s first CD with another to follow in 2019. 

Jane Ross Fallon has over 35 songwriting awards! Jane credits her degrees in literature and music as sparking a lifetime love-affair with writing songs. Tom Bianchi says, “Jane is the real deal and holds the audience in the palm of her hand.” Jane has toured nationally and internationally. Smooth, rich vocals, fluid fingerpicking, and creative use of the language ensure the audience will leave touched and entertained.

Janna Maria Fröhlich specializes in evocative contemporary, traditional and original music, with classical/world/folk/jazz/pop influences. Past performances include New England Folk Festival, Arts at the Armory Café and the Burren’s lunchtime series. Janna took up the harp after earning a degree in medieval/renaissance music. An expressive psychotherapist by day, her other professions are music teacher, composer/arranger, and Janna also performs with Joy Grimes, violin, in their duo HeartSoulVoice Ensemble. 

Roberta Lamb rocks musical styles from blues, pop and Americana, to chestnuts from the Great American Songbook.  She picked her first guitar as a child in Texas, before moving on to hone her vocal craft as a classical concert musician: singing and opera in Austria and the U.S. Now performing originals and covers, Roberta sings and plays her heart out from MA to RI.

Linda Marks - Singer/songwriter/arranger Linda Marks (co-founder of WIMG) integrates jazz, contemporary folk and pop, with a freedom that impresses the ear and soothes the soul. Her music has been featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and on National Public Radio. Linda’s Moments album, named #1 album of 2018 on the Big Jazz Umbrella, released to a sold out show at Club Passim. Her 7th album, In Grace, will release September 2019.

Colette O'Connor (co-founder of WIMG) is a Cambridge-based singer, storyteller, and skilled acoustic guitarist “…like re-discovering the hey-day of classic singer-songwriter.” – Pulse Magazine, CD of the Year. Her voice has a rich Joni Mitchell quality and the strength of Melissa Etheridge. O'Connor's music is a refreshing surprise that encourages listeners to relax, while re-charging eye-twinkles with an adventurous sense of fun. Thank you Burren! 

Isabel Stover entertains Jazz lovers in the Boston area by fearlessly singing straight to the emotional core of timeless Jazz standards, Latin favorites and Classic Blues. With a delicate mastery of rhythm, phrasing and spot-on intonation, her original arrangements and laid-back style weave emotive threads into one refreshing Jazz singer experience. Phil Wilcox, of Tres Gatos, Boston calls Isabel’s show “fantastic…packed to the gills with soul.”

Lisa Wexler has been writing songs since she was 19. She has written songs in a variety of styles - Folk, Broadway, Gospel, Spiritual, Country & Pop. Her love of lyrics & music combine to create poignant, joyful, at times introspective, spirited & soulful as well as thought provoking & emotionally stirring songs. Lisa is happy to be sharing two of her own original songs (this evening) at The Burren. 

Lori Zuroff is a rocking voice of Jazz and Blues in the Boston area.  Singing, for over 20 years, Lori studied Jazz vocals with Boston's own Rebecca Parris and Dominique Eade, and in NY, with Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton.  Also known as “Lori Z”- Lori Zurrof has her own Rock & Blues band: Lola Sweet and the Burbanites.  Booking contact: 

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