Lori McKenna / Mark Erelli
- Categories: Folk
- Event posted: Sept. 26, 2010
- Last updated: April 29, 2011
- Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Unity Church, Ninth Street and Madeline Lane, Lawrence
- Cost: $20
- Age limit: 10+
We're tremendously excited to present Lori McKenna in her West Side Folk debut. Lori McKenna has performed on many stages. Having begun her career in the Boston coffeehouse scene, her 1998 self-released debut, "Paper Wings & Halo," earned her performances at the Newport Folk Festival and Lilith Fair. 2001's "Pieces of Me" took her farther from home with headliners in Nashville, New York, Philadelphia and throughout the northeast. When 2004's "Bittertown" caught the attention of Faith Hill, McKenna joined the most successful concert tour in country music history, McGraw and Hill's Soul2Soul Tour. With strong support and the release of "Unglamorous" in 2007, McKenna appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, the CMAs and on country music's most famous stage- the Grand Ole Opry. But now this mother of five from Stoughton, Mass., is returning to her roots. After a year-long hiatus from touring, spent penning songs for the likes of Tim McGraw, Mandy Moore and Faith Hill, the prolific singer songwriter, armed with a collection of new songs, returns to the road and the fans who inspire her. Opening for Lori McKenna as well as backing her on stage is acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Erelli, who in addition to backing Lori McKenna in front of 15,000 people each night on the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw tour, has also provided his musical prowess on tours by Catie Curtis, Josh Ritter, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.