MARBLEHEAD — Nobody’s Girl (BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe) will perform at the me&thee coffeehouse Friday night.
Hailing from Texas, Alabama, and Georgia, respectively, now neighbors in Austin, Texas, BettySoo, Pettis, and Loebe are bewitching audiences with sumptuous harmonies and unforgettable songwriting. Each of these three songwriters has played the me&thee as solo acts, but this is the first time they will be appearing as Nobody’s Girl. The show begins at 8 p.m. The me&thee coffeehouse is at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St.
Friends for a decade, the three first met at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival, each winners of the annual “New Folk” award. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists – they recognized what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration. The trio had signed a record deal, recorded an EP, Waterline, and launched a tour before its members had even picked a name.
Nobody’s Girl has most definitely caught people’s attention. The harmonies are thrilling; echoes of Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt’s Trio recordings. The songs are powerful and spare. The stage presence confident and assured. Get ready to be swept away; these sirens of South Austin are proving irresistible.
Tickets are $20 in advance; $23 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. As 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.
The me&thee is one of the oldest continually running acoustic coffeehouses in New England, and probably the country. It has been and will always be a volunteer, non-profit organization sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. For information and directions, call 781-631-8987 or check the website at www.meandthee.org.