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Rose Polenzani & Sharon Lewis - played on a snowy cold night on 1st February 2008

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ROSE POLENZANI

Rose Polenzani's newest record "August" has been inspiring the poetic sensibilities of the world's critics. "Evocative stories that one wants to curl up with, like a cherished book," says Time Out New York. "Like armchair travel through a newly-carved glacial valley," says UK critic Alan Pedder. A review of her November, 2005 residency at Lizard Lounge read: "You don't just listen to Rose, she happens to you." If all the hype is true, it's not as if she hasn't earned it. Rose made her debut at the 1998 Newport and Lilith Fair Festivals, and has been writing and touring ever since.

She has released five albums to date; two on indie label Daemon Records, two on her own, and one on Rykodisk, as a member of Voices on the Verge, alongside Jess Klein, Erin McKeown, and Beth Amsel. Originally from Chicago, she currently lives in Somerville, MA.

SHARON LEWIS

After touring the world and releasing albums as one half of the female duo Pooka. Queen of melody Sharon Lewis is now performing songs from her debut solo album The Hour Lilies. Much revered for her tender and heartfelt songs, Sharon has collaborated with artists such as Orbital, Rob Ellis ( PJ Harvey ) and most recently world music pioneers 1 Giant Leap.

"so fine!...it’s almost worrying" ****Q magazine - "a stunning debut!" Music Maker

Sharon played a sell out show here last September and now returns with Rose Polenzani with whom she recently toured the States, in support of a limited-run CD called "Kings and Queens," which featured the pair on piano, guitar and harmonies.