JACKSON — The Whitney Community Center at 16 Black Mountain Road in Jackson will be presenting an evening with Kyle Carey, a Gaelic Americana singer/songwriter, on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Carey’s trans-Atlantic fusion of music includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill and the traditional music of Ireland, Cape Breton and Scotland.
The results are well-described by Jeremy Searle of R2 Magazine: “Kyle Carey is, quite simply, a delight. Drawing from both the American and British folk traditions, her songs, including some very fine originals, are beautifully crafted and performed. She’s assured, confident, charming and irresistible.”
Carey’s debut album “Monongah,” produced by former Lùnasa guitarist Donogh Hennessy, rose to No. 8 on the Folk DJ charts and landed on a number of best of 2011 lists.
Carey’s sophomore release “North Star,” recorded in Scotland and produced by Solas founding member Seamus Egan, was released in the fall of 2014 to widespread critical acclaim. It charted at No. 45 in the top 200 CDs of 2014 compiled by Folk DJs nationwide.
Her fan-funded third album “The Art of Forgetting,” produced by Dirk Powell, features a cast of backing musicians which includes luminaries such as Rhiannon Giddens and John McCusker, and was released in early 2018 on the World Music Network’s Riverboat Records label to widespread acclaim. It land on PopMatters “20 Best Folk Albums of 2018.”
Tickets are $10 for adults, $20 for a family.
For more information, go to kyleannecarey.com.