Usually musicians on stage want your full, upright attention. But the singing/songwriting wife-and-husband team of Polly Fiveash and Anand Naya, along with their fingerstyle guitarist-vocalist friend Jim Eagan, have something different planned for their upcoming gig.
“We invite you to an unusually quiet evening, and perhaps a different way of listening,” they explained online. “We'll provide comfortable seating as well as spaces to lie down. Bring a yoga mat or sleeping pad, pillows, even PJs if you want. No applause. No alarm clocks. Leave the stress of the day behind.”
The event is called “Close Your Eyes: An Evening of Lullabies,” and will take place at Click Workspace in Northampton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Quiet kids are welcome, and beer, wine and snacks will be available.
Polly (whose tune “My Grand-daughter’s Wedding Day” was included in “Rise Again,” the follow-up to the beloved folk music songbook “Rise Up Singing”) and Anand (who plays in such bands as Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, The Threesies and The Capitulators) harmonize together over understated arrangements. Eagan sings folk and blues originals and covers and draws comparisons to John Prine and Townes Van Zandt,
“We were digging the cozy, living-room vibe of Click and thought it would be fun to do a concert where everyone is as comfortable as possible,” Nayak said in an interview earlier this week. “We do a lot of quiet music anyway, so why not give it the proper setting? Jim fits in perfectly, his voice is so warm and relaxing. It's going to be the concert equivalent of a homemade quilt with a cup of hot chocolate.”
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