Singer/songwriter/musician Linda McRae is one of two artists kicking off the ArtsWells festival in Wells this week with a concert at the Bear’s Paw Cafe.
The concert Thursday, July 30 will be McRae’s 10th ArtsWells opener at the Bear’s Paw and will also feature some special guest artists.
McRae, who is teaching songwriting at Island Mountain Arts’ Summer School, holds three platinum albums, and endless awards and chart-toppers in the roots and folk categories.
Widely acclaimed in the U.S. and Canada she plays claw-hammer banjo, acoustic and electric guitar, accordion and porch-board, combining old-time sounds with universal themes of heartbreak and redemption offering an intriguing sepia postcard from the past that is vibrant and alive in the present.
McRae’s performances include venues as diverse as The Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony and New Folsom Prison with their inmate blues band!
Her performances at the Bear’s Paw have become legendary in their own right, as warm social gatherings in the calm before the ArtsWells weekend musically takes over in Wells.
McRae’s concert Thursday, July 30, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear’s Paw Outdoor Stage in Wells. The minimum suggested donation is $10. For reservation information call 1-866-994-2345.