Songs for a winter’s night.

Well if you weren”t there the other night didn”t you just miss a magical night. Two lovely, unique songbirds sent their dulcid strains wafting over an appreciative audience Saturday night at the Clawhammer Gallery.

Once again we moved the art out of the way and moved the chairs in for a theatre experience that had the personal touch of a house concert with the light and sound of an acoustic hall.

Oxford-based singer Miriam Jones-Carr opened with a set of six songs from her latest album, and a couple new tunes. Her voice is at times soaring and at others vulnerable, drawing the crowd along on her sweet journey.

After a quick break to grab another glass of wine, Juno-award winning folkster Cara Luft took to the stage and danced her way through two full sets of songs and stories. Her rocksteady voice is matched only by her impeccable guitar playing. She even brought out the banjo and plunked out half a dozen clawhammer style tunes in honor of the venue.

All tolled, it was an incredible night of music and cheer. Don”t miss the next one, Bob Wiseman, on Feb. 18th.

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