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Common Fence Music has announced they will present their 2nd ANNUAL FALL MOON FESTIVAL on Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8 pm at the historic Casino Theatre, 10 Freebody Street, Newport, RI. The event is sponsored by Ragged Island Brewing Company, Bellevue Wine & Spirits and NEFA. Tickets to this performance are $32 in advance, $35 at the door, $30 for CFM members and $15 for students (college students must show student ID at the door). Doors open at 7:15 pm for members, 7:30 pm for non-members. For tickets and information, visit www.CommonFenceMusic.org.

The 2nd Annual Fall Moon Festival is a fun mini-fest dedicated to songs and songwriters. Presenting the most high-caliber talent you will see in one night at CFM, the show will feature singer-songwriters Peter Mulvey (who will also emcee the event), Mark Erelli, Caitlin Canty, and Maya de Vitry (the Stray Birds).

Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career busking on the streets of Dublin, Ireland and in the subways and streets of Boston, MA. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties. Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, jazz, spoken word, and Americana.

For more information about Peter Mulvey,  visit https://www.petermulvey.com/.

Caitlin Canty is an American singer/songwriter whose music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads. After quitting her NYC job in environmental sustainability in 2009, she set out to make music full time. Since then, she has put thousands of miles on her songs, circling through the U.S. and Europe. She has warmed up stages for The Milk Carton Kids and Josh Ritter, toured with Jeffrey Foucault, and recorded with longtime collaborators Darlingside and with Down Like Silver, her duo with Peter Bradley Adams. In 2015, she packed up her house plants and her 1939 Recording King guitar and drove to Nashville, TN, which she now calls home.

For more information about Caitlin Canty, visit https://www.caitlincanty.com/.

A skilled and artful singer/songwriter, Mark Erelli is a wonderful example of how the modern-day folk artist can translate the age-old tradition of storytelling into a mindful and relevant art form for newer audiences. With a talent for verse reminiscent of such seasoned songsmiths as Paul Simon, Jackson Brown and Bob Dylan, his songs are timeless, uncomplicated and honest. His critically-acclaimed 2016 release For a Song displays “craft and class”, and a compelling emotional depth that draws the listener in and holds them there. His most recent release, 2018’s Mixtape, draws on inspiration from the past 50 years of popular music, covering artists Erelli considers to be fundamental influences alongside newer favorites.

For more information about Mark Erelli, visit https://www.markerelli.com/.

A lover of the strange and beautiful conversation between words and music, Maya de Vitry experiences and embraces being alive through song. She has spent the last six years touring the United States, Canada, and Europe with her celebrated Americana band The Stray Birds. In her solo work, her lone, dynamic voice and her muses and meditations explore a striking new landscape. She has spent the last year writing, recording, and revealing this wellspring of new songs at residencies and shows around Nashville, and is now bringing them on the road in anticipation of her solo debut, coming in 2019.

For more information about Maya de Vitry, visit http://www.mayadevitry.com/.

This show will take place at the historic Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The venue is fully accessible. Wheelchair seating is available; please contact CFM at (401)683-5085 to request. Limited handicapped parking spots are available directly in front of the theater entrance and will be monitored.

No outside food or drink is permitted. Ragged Island Brewing Co. beer, wine from Bellevue Wine & Spirits, and other refreshments will be made available for purchase.

Further celebrating and nurturing the art of songwriting, the show will be preceded by a SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH MARK ERELLI, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 1-3pm. Sponsored by NEFA, the workshop will take place on stage at the Casino Theatre. This event is open to ages 12 and up. Tickets to the workshop are $15 for the general public, $10 for CFM members and students (college students must show student ID at door). For tickets and information, isit www.CommonFenceMusic.org.

Mark Erelli is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performing and writing in the great tradition of American folk music. Throughout his two-decade-long career Mark has released 11 solo albums, enjoyed stints accompanying Josh Ritter, Paula Cole and Anäis Mitchell, and produced a pair of records for GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lori McKenna. Much like the genre’s greats – Pete Seeger, Bob Willis, Bob Dylan – Mark approaches songwriting as if he were composing stories, utilizing a rigorous yet enlightening process of review and editing.

During this two-hour workshop, Mark will start off by sharing and discussing his writing process and how it has evolved over the years. By modeling the various stages of his work, he will provide aspiring and professional songwriters alike with a clear understanding of the journey a song may take from raw creation to perfected work of art. After providing plenty of time for questions, Mark will then open up the floor to workshop participants, giving them the opportunity to each share one original work-in-progress for him and the group and receive suggestions on how to improve their craft. Bring your guitars, fiddles, ukuleles, mandolins and banjos. This is a participatory event!

Street parking is available on Freebody Street and other side streets. PLEASE NOTE: The International Tennis Hall of Fame will not be accessible through the Bellevue entrance at the time of the Fall Moon Festival performance, though it will be accessible during the afternoon workshop.

For more information, visit www.commonfencemusic.org.

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