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Michael Jerling to perform

A local concert by noted singer-songwriter Michael Jerling is to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in the Stony Creek Town Hall, 52 Hadley Road.

This free performance is the second installment of the Stony Creek Library Winter Concert Series.

Winner of the prestigious "New Folk" competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, Jerling has been praised as a "songwriter's songwriter." He composes in styles influenced by a wealth of American music, folk idiom fans have noted.

Boston Globe critic Scott Alarik has said Michael Jerling of Saratoga is now getting the attention he has long deserved.

“With a subtle but encyclopedic command of American styles and rhythms, a captivating melodic sense and incisive, clever lyrics, he is as supple a song craftsman as any riding the folk boards today, Alarik said.

“Jerling displays his first-rate lyrical sense and impressive musicianship, borrowing from blues, rock, country and R&B,” another critic has noted.

His vocals are accompanied by Tony Markellis on the upright bass and Teresina Huxtable on a vintage reed organ.

Refreshments will be available at the concert.

‘Ladies Night Out’ scheduled

Plans call for a group of women to gather at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at 144 Hadley Road in a monthly get-together. February's theme is “Stampin' Up.”

All women are welcome to attend, and have some food and fun, make some new friends and craft some creative cards at no cost, group members said.

Those planning on attending, call 696-6375 by Feb. 8 so adequate supplies are on hand. Child Care is to be provided.

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