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Thursday, July 14, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Part of Pentangle’s Brown Bag Concert Series
Thursday, July 14 at 5:30 pm
Woodstock Village Green (Rain Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre)
* Beer and Wine onsale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*
Amber Rubarth was born in California. At age 17, she graduated high school and moved to Carson City, Nevada to apprentice at a chainsaw sculpting shop. After three years, she quit the apprenticeship to pursue music. She taught herself to play guitar and began performing at local open mic nights and coffee shops. Phil Ramone in The Huffington Post describes her style as “part of the new old-soul generation.” Rubarth soon began touring throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She tours with a 1956 Gibson ES-125 hollow body electric guitar, and also plays piano. In her side project The Paper Raincoat she sings and plays keyboard, guitar, glockenspiel, and occasionally drums.
Amber Rubarth was awarded Grand Prize in the prestigious NPR Mountain Stage New Song Contest for her song “Letter From My Lonelier Self” (2010). The prize included recording with Jacquire King (Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits) and a performance on NPR’s Mountain Stage. The new album was released September 30, 2011 through the contest organizer NewSong Recordings. Amber Rubarth’s song “Washing Day” (co-written with Adam Levy) won 1st Place in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition in the ‘Lyrics only’ category, judged by Tom Waits, Brian Wilson and Robert Smith. The music video screened at the 2007 SXSW Festival in Austin. On May 8, 2008, Bob Boilen chose Rubarth’s song “You Will Love This Song” from her second album New Green Lines for hisNPR show All Things Considered. He said he was “attracted by her honesty and humor”. On August 26, 2009, Tom Robinson featured the song on his BBCRadio show Fresh On the Net in the UK. She was recently listed as #16 in the UK “Music to Die For’s Top 100 Favourite Female Vocalists of the Decade”between #17 Gillian Welch and #15 Tori Amos.
Many of her early fans discovered her music on MySpace where she received over 1.7 million plays and was featured in the Top 100 Independent Artists
Fill a Brown Bag for the Woodstock Community Food Shelf! Pick up an empty bag at one concert…and bring it back full to the next. Popular items include pasta and pasta sauce, hot and cold cereal, canned tuna, canned soups and stews, peanut butter, dried beans, and rice. Bags are available near the Pentangle table on the Green.