Gardner, Guigueno, Jordan and Woodsmith w. Monica Rizzio

Fri Feb 1 2019 8:00pm to 11:00pm
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Gardner, Guigueno, Jordan and Woodsmith

Celia Woodsmith (Della Mae, Say Darling) is joined by musical forces Jenni Lyn Gardner on Mandolin (Della Mae), Zoe Guigueno on Bass (Della Mae) and Ella Jordan on Fiddle. Playing original music and carefully selected covers this is a one of a kind evening!

Monica Rizzio

Willie Nelson - Monica Rizzio - From The Extended Play Sessions

"Monica Rizzio's songs feel both rustic and refined, and she delivers them in a compelling voice that's equal parts tenderness and sass. She reminds me of a slightly duskier Nanci Griffith."

No stranger to the east coast music scene, Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore, Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. For over 10 years she played fiddle and sang with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic pop band, who toured up and down the east coast. In 2012, Monica left the band to rejuvenate her passion for music and began writing to help cope with the loss of the band and love.

At FreshGrass, the following year, while perusing the vendors Rizzio found a 1956 Martin 0-18 guitar that would change her life and her song. She calls it the “moment I found Jesus again.” Drawing on her East Texas roots, Monica and her Martin, brought back the the little girl who loved to barrel race on her horse Bo, and she found her outlaw country sound deep within the folk world.

Her debut album, aptly named, Washashore Cowgirl, iscompletely autobiographical, often times delivered in a fictional approach, sometimes with humor, and sometimes so strikingly honest you can feel the
pain in her voice. The album is a testament to the relationships she has forged with many artists over the years and features Mark Erelli, Sierra Hull, Abbie Gardner & Molly Venter of Red Molly, G. Love, Tim Chaisson, Brittany Haas, and Laney Jones.

Last December, Monica shared the stage with Tom Rush and Red Molly at his annual show at Symphony Hall in Boston and has supported Dianna Krall, Slaid Cleaves, and Joan Osborne. Washashore
Cowgirl was released in early 2016.