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Gentle Temper w/Hawthorn at Portsmouth Book & Bar CANCELED

Portsmouth Book & Bar
40 Pleasant St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States


With their ever-expanding instrumentation and dynamically rich live performance, Ryan Meier and Marion Earley make up Gentle Temper, the New-Age Folk duo from Boston. Formed in 2016, Meier and Earley found their footing deeply rooted in the vast realm of Folk and have molded their own unique sound by constantly pushing the boundaries of what a duo is capable of. They draw inspiration from their surroundings, bringing forth music and lyrics that are steeped in observances of travel, mental health, politics, and love. Gentle Temper’s latest single “Triple Dog Dare” is available now on all streaming platforms.

Hawthorn, created by Heather Scott and Taylor Holland, “digs into its folk roots while also reminding us that tradition is about tending to the flame, not the ashes” (NPR). The Boston-based group is quickly gaining national recognition for its powerful vocals surrounded in old-time banjo, warm guitar, and dreamy electric lines: “When they harmonize, the edges of their voices bleed together like watercolors on paper” (WBUR). Hawthorn was nominated for the 2019 Boston Music Awards and the New England Music Awards. Notable appearances include The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Bust Out Boston, House of Blues Boston for the Boston Music Awards, and the International Herbal Symposium. Hawthorn’s newest LP, Maggie Willow, named by WBUR as one of the 15 Best Albums Out Of Boston in 2019, is available everywhere.

Doors at 7:30p, music at 8p.
$7 presale through event link
$10 suggested donation at door.