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Golden Link presents an evening with vocal trio Mad Agnes

David Townsend | Published on 2/21/2022

P.O. Box 92398

Rochester, NY 14692

www.goldenlink.org

 

 

Media contact (not for publication): Dave Townsend, (585) 467-8690

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 21, 2022

 

Golden Link presents an evening with vocal trio Mad Agnes

 

Rochester, NY – Golden Link is excited to welcome back the delightful, genre-bending trio Mad Agnes featuring Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones, and Mark Saunders.

Back from a ten-year lunch break since their last studio CD, hush, in 2011, they are now venturing out to play for long-time fans and are excited to be creating new ones as well. Mad Agnes will be performing on Friday, March 11, 2022, at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield. See below for Golden Link’s COVID safety protocols.

 

Mad Agnes brings you the intricate three-part harmonies and compelling songwriting that have always been their signature. Margo, Adrienne, and Mark have been singing and playing together since there were dinosaurs, performing across the U.S. and overseas. While dodging labels and mixing styles (Are they folk, classical, or Celtic? Soaring vocals, incisive lyrics, or giggly repartee?), the trio has won hearts on two continents, and individually and collectively amassed a body of work which comprises 13 CDs and a concert DVD, with a new album on the way.

 

Though each member is a multi-instrumentalist, this iteration sees them pared down with fewer instruments and only one microphone, around which they form and re-form, early-radio style. They will bring guitars, mandolin, percussion, and keyboard to accompany music that is whimsical, incisive, funny, and insightful.

 

“A refreshing adventure for those who enjoy well-sung and well-written acoustic music ... smooth and edgy at the same time, a rare feat.” – Sing Out! Magazine

 

“Their music is at once intricate, precise, mesmerizing, whimsical, eclectically intellectual ... but, above all, utterly human.” – Dirty Linen

 

Tickets: $25; Golden Link members: $20, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

Tickets are available in advance only at www.goldenlink.org.

Online advance ticket sales end at midnight on March 10.

 

* Important Concert Changes Due to the COVID pandemic:

 

NO ticket sales at the gate! Tickets must be purchased in advance on our website only

• All attendees must provide Proof of Vaccination at the gate, along with a Photo ID

Masks are required while in the building

• Due to vaccine age limits, children under 5 cannot attend

• Attendance will be limited to 200 paid tickets

• No food or drink will be provided except for bottled water

 

See below for a calendar listing of this and other upcoming concerts.

 

Photos of the performers are available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1g33uBewXGIUBG3j9oCPGjpEUZc8j82fG?usp=sharing

 

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged.

 

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.

 

CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

Mad Agnes

 

Friday, March 11, 2022, 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield NY 14526

 

Golden Link is excited to welcome back to Rochester the folk trio Mad Agnes featuring Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones, and Mark Saunders. Back after a 10-year break since their last studio CD, they bring guitars, mandolin, percussion, keyboard, and their wonderful three-part vocal harmonies to perform music that is whimsical, incisive, funny, and insightful.

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets: $25; Golden Link members: $20, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.

 

Dead to the Core

An acoustic celebration of the Grateful Dead

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield NY 14526

 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians who pay tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead. Featuring Jefferson Hamer, Ryan Fitzsimmons and Laurence Scudder, and Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with Wendy Ramsay, the group celebrates the band’s music not through note-for-note re-creations but by playing the songs their own way – letting them grow and evolve collaboratively in the true spirit of the Dead.

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets: $25; Golden Link members: $20, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.

 

 

John McCutcheon: The Story Behind the Song – Requests!

Saturday, May 7, 2022; 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Streaming on Mandolin with a 48-hour replay window

 

Powerful singer-songwriter, master instrumentalist, storyteller, activist, and author John McCutcheon performs an evening of his music and tells the stories behind the songs – like where he came up with the idea for a song, how he researched one of the many historical songs he’s written, or who he wrote it for. Send in your request, in advance, that he sing and talk about a song you’ve always wanted to hear. 

 

Golden Link is one of a number of presenters who are sponsoring this concert on Mandolin and a portion of every ticket purchased via Golden Link will also help support our organization.

 

Tickets: $20 general admission, $30 family/household, Students: $10

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.