Singer-songwriters Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie to perform at RiverFolk Concert to be held March 3 at the Cooperage Project in Honesdale
Cliff Eberhardt (Photo provided)
HONESDALE — RiverFolk Concerts, coming to Honesdale next month, is now a program of The Cooperage Project. "RiverFolk Concerts has called The Cooperage home for almost seven years now, but we're officially joining forces to make this wonderful community concert series sustainable financially as part of our nonprofit organization," says the announcement from the Cooperage Project team. "Look out for some transformations in branding, but don't worry, you can still expect same high-quality performers, delicious food and Jill isn't going anywhere! We're excited to support the arts and help broaden the reach of RiverFolk Concerts by collaborating even more closely." This year brings headliner Cliff Eberhardt with special guest Louise Mosrie. RiverFolk, to the Cooperage in Honesdale. The show starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. It's a bring your own bottle event, with food yo be available for purchase. Cliff EberhardtCliff Eberhardt has been a fixture on the acoustic singer-songwriter scene for several decades. Part of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine community of artists in New York City during the 1980s, he recorded for Windham Hill in the 1990s and later for Shanachie and Red House Records. He also was heard on popular commercial jingles for Coke and Chevrolet. Hailed as “One of the most talented musicians on the solo acoustic circuit” (Seattle Post Intelligencer), Eberhardt also has had his songs covered by such notable artists as Shawn Colvin, Cry Cry Cry, the late Richie Havens (with whom he performed and sang the title cut on his Windham Hill debut, "The Long Road)", and Buffy Sainte Marie. In 2013, he received a Helen Hayes Award for sound design in recognition of his original music and performance the previous year in The Taming of the Shrew at Washington, DC’s Folger Theater. He’s also recorded an album titled "Shrew Songs." The Boston Globe says "Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles." Louise MosrieLouise Mosrie is an expressive and soulful southern folk-Americana singer-songwriter whose thoughtful, refined compositions are highlighted by her warm, crystalline voice. Although not too keen about the slow, sleepy ways of doing things in the small rural town in which she grew up, the melodies and imagery that emerged in her writing comes straight from the culture she once dismissed. Rich Warren of Chicago’s WFMT-FM describes Mosrie as “William Faulkner with a guitar.” Mosrie has been a winner in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition and a “Falcon Ridge Most Wanted to Return” artist. Her latest release’s "Lay It Down" was arranged and produced by Eberhardt. "Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year," said Rich Warren of WFMT-FM Chicago.