EARFULL • TUES • JUNE 13, 2023 - BRANCH LINE PATIO
Mary Kay Zuravleff is the award-winning author of American Ending, which was chosen for Oprah’s Spring Reading List. The novel was inspired by all four of her grandparents, Russian Orthodox Old Believers who lived in the Appalachian mining town of Marianna, Pennsylvania, and made their way to Erie. Her third novel Man Alive! was a Washington Post Notable Book, and her fiction and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, American Short Fiction, and the LA Review of Books, along with numerous anthologies.
*photo by Tamzin Smith
Boston Music Award Nominee, Kristin Cifelli has been on Berklee's Voice faculty since 2001, specializing in coaching singer-songwriters. She has toured the country, sharing the stage with artists such as Jeffrey Gaines, Chris Trapper, Marshall Crenshaw, and Rita Wilson. Kristin’s 2011 release, Middle of Nowhere, attracted the attention of folks from hipsters to hippies, with its earthy, yet modern sound. Check out her latest releases on all streaming platforms.
*Photo by Liz Linder
Sara Freeman is a Canadian-British writer based in the United States. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in fiction in 2013. At Columbia, she won the Henfield Prize for the best piece of short fiction by a graduate student. Her debut novel, Tides, published in 2022, was the winner of The Bridge Book Award and named one of the 100 Must-Read Books of 2022 by Time Magazine.
*Photo by Jeff Landman
Eileen Rose & The Legendary Rich Gilbert! Rich Gilbert has been part of numerous seminal Boston bands, beginning with Human Sexual Response, and continuing with The Zulus, Concussion Ensemble, and The Country Bumpkins. He’s played with many amazing artists such as Steve Wynn, Tanya Donelly, and Frank Black & The Catholics. After relocating to Nashville, in addition to writing and recording his own songs, he also began playing with Eileen Rose & The Holy Wreck, and The Silver Threads. Eileen Rose's music is an authentic, glorious hybrid of honky heroine, Dylan-esque songstress, and road-warrior diva. After building a critically acclaimed career in Europe, Eileen has returned to her New England roots. After marrying, Eileen and Rich moved together to Maine where they continue to record, as well as tour.