Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow

Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow

Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow

Friday, July 16th, 2021, 6:00pm

Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather’s banjo, and prints up the jackets to his CDs on an antique letterpress. Yet this rootsy multi-instrumentalist songwriter (he also writes and performs on guitar, mandolin, fretless banjo, and piano), steeped as he is in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age.

Up-and-coming songwriter, Ashley Storrows radiant voice and thoughtfully crafted songs have quickly grabbed listeners attention. For Ashley, the drive to write songs has never been a choice but rather a necessity. She began writing as a child on a farm in Western Massachusetts with a hay wagon as the stage and sheep for an audience. She has since expanded her following, ranking #2 on Reverbnations folk music chart in Maine, and she has shared the stage with Putnam Smith at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase and One Longfellow Square (2016). Ashley released her debut CD the Bear and the Bird in July 2016. According to the Portland Press Herald, The Bear and the Bird is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye. Ashleys warmth and honesty draw you in and invite you to feel the same.

In the spirit of giving back to the community each concert is partnered with a Cape Ann non-profit organization. The public is invited to make a free-will donation (So if you can, please bring cash/check.) This week's organization is Backyard Growers.

About Backyard Growers

Reshaping Gloucester's relationship with food. Backyard Growers began in 2010 as a program of the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market as part of their mission to connect residents with healthy food. With support from The Food Project, they provided backyard gardens to families in downtown neighbors. The program grew quickly to include new backyard gardens in community gardens, and school gardens, becoming its own organization in 2013.

Backyard Growers today is helping to reshape Gloucester's relationship with food. They provide resources and support to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools. They are successfully creating life-long gardeners inspired to grow food.

Learn more about Backyard Growers.

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Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather’s banjo, and prints up the jackets to his CDs on an antique letterpress. Yet this rootsy multi-instrumentalist songwriter (he also writes and performs on guitar, mandolin, fretless banjo, and piano), steeped as he is in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age.

Up-and-coming songwriter, Ashley Storrows radiant voice and thoughtfully crafted songs have quickly grabbed listeners attention. For Ashley, the drive to write songs has never been a choice but rather a necessity. She began writing as a child on a farm in Western Massachusetts with a hay wagon as the stage and sheep for an audience. She has since expanded her following, ranking #2 on Reverbnations folk music chart in Maine, and she has shared the stage with Putnam Smith at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase and One Longfellow Square (2016). Ashley released her debut CD the Bear and the Bird in July 2016. According to the Portland Press Herald, The Bear and the Bird is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye. Ashleys warmth and honesty draw you in and invite you to feel the same.

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Event Info:

  • Friday, July 16th, 2021
  • 6pm to 8pm
  • Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Tickets: Free, Donations Encouraged.
  • Benefits: Backyard Growers
  • Add to Calendar 07/16/2021 06:00 PM 12/31/1969 07:00 PM America/New_York Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow

    Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather’s banjo, and prints up the jackets to his CDs on an antique letterpress. Yet this rootsy multi-instrumentalist songwriter (he also writes and performs on guitar, mandolin, fretless banjo, and piano), steeped as he is in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age.

    Up-and-coming songwriter, Ashley Storrows radiant voice and thoughtfully crafted songs have quickly grabbed listeners attention. For Ashley, the drive to write songs has never been a choice but rather a necessity. She began writing as a child on a farm in Western Massachusetts with a hay wagon as the stage and sheep for an audience. She has since expanded her following, ranking #2 on Reverbnations folk music chart in Maine, and she has shared the stage with Putnam Smith at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase and One Longfellow Square (2016). Ashley released her debut CD the Bear and the Bird in July 2016. According to the Portland Press Herald, The Bear and the Bird is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye. Ashleys warmth and honesty draw you in and invite you to feel the same.

    Gloucester Meetinghouse, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation info@gloucestermeetinghouse.org false MM/DD/YYYY 90
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Gloucester Meetinghouse, Gloucester, MA