- Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Unity Church of Lawrence, 9th and Medeline
- Cost: $20
- Age limit: All ages
This debut album is the most refreshing, lyrically impacting record I've heard in ages. A stunning debut." Maverick Magazine (UK)
Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" her follow-up CD. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS. It was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley. Maverick Magazine (UK) said "This debut album is the most refreshing, lyrically impacting record I've heard in ages. A stunning debut." .Her follow up album "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" was produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard features other "folk royalty" such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli. It was voted #1 album of the year 2009 by WUMB 91.9 fm in Boston. And Antje will have a brand new CD when she returns to Lawrence, where she did a wonderful opening set for Richard Shindell in January, 2010. Richard Shindell says "What a blessing to have worked with someone as talented as Antje. With a voice like hers, and songs as good as these, a producer (especially a first-time producer!) just tries to get out of the way, to do no harm, and to let the artist speak for herself."
Former Rolling Stone music editor Dave Marsh says (about Antje'd debut 'Big Dream Boulevard'): "This is a brilliant, brilliant album. I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin." while the Boston Glove said "Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community".
Antje has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville (TX) "Best New Folk Award" and in one of the nation's top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Folk Act", three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.