Alisa Amador took up music at the age of 4, singing backup with her sister for their parents, who wrote and performed bilingual music for English and Spanish learners (their CDs are still widely in use).
Setting off on her own as a singer-songwriter at the ripe age of 11, she’s performed throughout New England while still a student at Bates College in Maine, winning praise for a voice likened to Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones and for songs — arranged for guitar and ukulele — that speak of her own life experience (including longing, wonder and joy).
On Saturday, Amador will be at the Lumber Yard in Amherst where she’ll be joined by The O-Tones’ Mary Witt, who will sing and play bass.
“We’ll mix it up with some of Alisa’s songs, some jazz, blues, folk and more, while you dine on the delicious food and drink at one of our favorite restaurants,” Witt says.
7:30-9:30 p.m. The Lumber Yard is at 383 Main St. in Amherst. 253-4200