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New Voices take the stage in January
By Janice Hanson
Posted: 2024-01-19T22:45:15Z

The first “New Voices” Showcase at Golden Link’s Turtle Hill Folk Festival in 2015 introduced audiences to music by rising talents on the local and regional music scene. The latest edition of the New Voices Showcase on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 pm at Greece Baptist Church features musicians who are new to our monthly concert series.

This year’s concert will start with Stella Hill, an Americana/Alt Country songwriting collaboration made up of the wife-and-husband duo of keyboardist Josh Massicot and violist Liz Ristow. They write songs that pay homage to artists and music they love and also incorporate their classical training (the two met when they were students at the Eastman School of Music). For this concert, Josh and Liz will be joined by Josh Pincus on guitar and Tim Isham on bass.

The second half of the concert will feature Austin McRae, an Ithaca-based singer/songwriter whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. Austin was actually part of the New Voices Showcase at Turtle Hill in 2016, but this is his first Golden Link concert appearance. With a sensitive finger-picking style, Austin crafts songs rich in wordplay and story. His albums have received several SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music) Awards and his most recent album, New Weather, is a collection of songs about his experience as a stepfather.

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Upcoming concerts include “Midwinter Music Madness” in February with a pre-concert hootenanny and potluck supper followed by a concert by the Heather Pierson Trio

In March, singer-songwriter Tim Grimm will be joined by special guest Nate Borofsky of the acclaimed band Girlyman. The Scottish band Tannahill Weavers performs in April, and we close out the season with the folk duo Robin & Linda Williams