MARBLEHEAD — Night Tree makes its me&thee debut September 7, as the venerable coffeehouse opens its fall season. The members of the band are conservatory-trained musicians and have developed a unique sound by mixing two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion, and the occasional viola and mandolin. Marblehead resident Nora Tirrell opens the show.
The me&thee coffeehouse is at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Though each member of Night Tree originates from a different musical world, the six musicians have come together to a create a sound unique to their instrumentation and musical voice. Each artist’s personality is given a spot to emerge and they have learned to get inside each other’s musical minds, creating one blossoming and unpredictable wave of sound.
Brian O’Donovan, senior DJ at Boston radio station WGBH, calls Night Tree, “One of the most exciting roots-based music groups to emerge from the New England Conservatory in many years. Their individual chops and adventurous approach make Night Tree a band to watch for.”
Opening the evening is Nora Tirrell, a 22-year-old pop/folk singer-songwriter from Marblehead. She is a recent Berklee College of Music graduate who majored in Music Business and Songwriting. She teaches music along with gigging regularly in the Northeast. While at Marblehead High, she participated in numerous American Choral Director Association honor choirs (national and regional), high school chorus, and in the award-winning a cappella group, The Jewel Tones. Nora’s debut album, All These Words, is available on Spotify and iTunes.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $21 at the door. Student tickets are $10. Tickets are available online at www.meandthee.org and can be purchased in person at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or the Arnould Gallery in Marblehead. At all me&thee coffeehouse events, refreshments are available, including homemade pastries, coffee and teas. The me&thee has a handicapped-accessible entrance and an accessible bathroom, is a smoke-free environment, and is easily reached by MBTA bus.
Next concert: Friday, September 14: Joyce Andersen, Harvey Reid and special guest Dave Mattacks.
For information and directions, call 781-631-8987 or check the website at www.meandthee.org.