I am very excited to present Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd in a wonderful intimate setting.
Social hour will begin at 4:00 pm.
Music will begin at 5:00 pm.
Please bring a healthy homemade dish to share, your beverage of choice, and a folding chair. We will be inside for this show.
Suggested donation is $15.
Award –winning singer-songwriters
Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd in Concert
“They replenish the world with beauty on every level and are good medicine for the soul.” -Monterey County Weekly
"Alisa and Kimball are easily among the best of the next generation of singer-songwriters." - Tom Paxton
We are recognizing Alisa Fineman as a “Champion of the Arts” 2011 for her extraordinary contribution to the quality of life in Monterey County through the excellence of her work and her vision, passion and dedication to our community." - Executive Director Arts Council for Monterey County, Paulette Lynch
About Alisa Fineman & Kimball Hurd
"Santa Cruz heavy weights…Two of my favorite performers... Alisa and Kimball's music sends shivers through me with the rise and fall of sweetly paired voices and compelling lyrics. Expect to hear strong harmonies and Hurd's technical prowess on guitar, mandolin and dobro. Treat yourself.”- Santa Cruz Good Times
“I could listen to Alisa and Kimball sing all night.” – Jimmy Messina
Aromas-based and long-time favorites in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas, Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd, have earned national acclaim for their songwriting and world music repertoire, touring internationally. Their witty, down to earth and loving collaboration has entertained audiences at festivals such as California's Strawberry, Kate Wolf Memorial Festival, Austin's South-By-Southwest, the Kerrville Folk Festival and Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival in Israel. Alisa’s rendition of “Ocho Kandelikas” from her Closing the Distance CD has recently been included in a new Putumayo CD release this fall. Recognized as a “Champion of the Arts 2011” for Monterey County, Alisa is also a four-time winner of the Monterey County Weekly’s ‘Best Folk Musician’ poll. Known for her ‘deep, emotional singing voice,’ Alisa is perfectly complemented by multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Kimball Hurd, best known for his role in the acoustic trio City Folk. Hurd, a Bammie (Bay Area Music Association) award winner, offers up songs from his own catalog of powerful originals such as his widely covered song “Shine”. His instrumental prowess adds dazzle to the duo's performances with vocal harmonies and an array of tasteful musical accents on guitar, mandolin, mandola, dobro, banjo and slide guitar. Alisa’s Big Sur ‘roots’ continue to infuse their essence in the songs they write individually and together. The love she shares with Kimball for wild places and their sensitivity to the longings of the heart sing to a sense of place in us all.
Alisa and Kimball are a fresh folk/rock, pop duo with gorgeous harmonies, an exquisite blend of acoustic instruments and insightful lyrics that speak directly to the heart. The quality of Alisa’s and Kimball’s musicianship and their flawless interweaving is a glorious and an exquisite experience... They replenish the world with beauty on every level and are good medicine for the soul.” -Monterey County Weekly
"Fineman's sharp lyrics and soulful voice blend perfectly with Hurd's multi-instrumental talent… Fineman's resonant voice gives her songs a depth of feeling and experience that the lyrics only hint at.” -Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel
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