While the doors to our beloved venue remain closed and the whole world as we know it seems to have turned upside down, we wanted to continue to do what we love doing! So…. we are very proud to present “Virtually Green Note… in the round”… a series of specially-curated, unique online musical events that will run every Wednesday and Friday evening at 8pm (UK time), streamed live to our website, our YouTube and Facebook page.
If you watch this show (and are able to) we would like to like to ask you to make a donation via our PayPal link and support the musicians during this difficult time. All the money raised for each show, will be divided four ways, between the venue and the three artists playing on this date. Please know that we, and all the musicians involved, are incredibly grateful for the support of music-loving audiences… and it enables us to keep doing what what we do!
Suggested donation £10, but any donation will be much appreciated. Thank you!
POLLY PAULUSMA: In 2003, tucked away in her garden shed, 28-year-old Polly Paulusma recorded her debut album ‘Scissors In My Pocket’. Record label One Little Indian (now Independent) signed her up and ‘Scissors…’ received immediate and widespread critical acclaim upon its international release in 2004. Paulusma was catapulted round the world, supporting Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, Coldplay, Divine Comedy, Marianne Faithfull, and played Glastonbury, T in the Park and Cambridge Folk Festival. Since then she has released two studio albums and is slated to release two more in 2021 and 2022. She founded label Wild Sound in 2012, now a folk imprint at One Little Independent. While teaching Cambridge English undergraduates, she is writing up her PhD on Angela Carter’s folk singing, which her next album, ‘Invisible Music’, reflects.
ASTRID WILLIAMSON: Since her career began in 1994, Shetland born Astrid Williamson has released eight studio albums. Founding member of respected indie trio Goya Dress, their debut album Rooms was produced by rock legend John Cale.
Variously compared to artist such as Joni Mitchell, Kristin Hersh and John Martyn, Williamson’s artistry is distinctive in it’s own right. With a hauntingly beautiful voice the classically trained pianist creates vividly intelligent emotional landscapes in her confessional song-writing.
“her vocal delivery approaches John Martyn levels of emotional impact….avoid ‘Scattered’, it will tear you to pieces“The Sunday Times on We Go To Dream
“Joni Mitchell meets The Orb in an actual sonic cathedral of sound” The Word on Pulse
RACHAEL SAGE: A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, NYC-based singer/songwriter Rachael Sage has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, and improvisational audience interaction. She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Howard Jones, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins, Beth Hart, and Shawn Colvin. Her brand-new album Character is a song cycle written in the midst of her own recent recovery from cancer, that has taken on new and unexpected resonance during Covid-19. Throughout the album Sage reflects on gratitude, compassion, authenticity and optimism, questioning what comprises character, and lifting herself up in the process.