Folk-rocker Namoli Brennet set for Jan. 19

By WesCom News Service January 10, 2013 11:29 am

Brennet will play at the Harbor Performing Arts Center.
Brennet will play at the Harbor Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy Namoli Brennet
Acoustic folk-rocker Namoli Brennet will kick off Stagelights 2013 Concert Series when she brings her unique brand of moody and inspiring music to the Harbor Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Tickets are $8 in advance at the Curry Coastal Pilot, 507 Chetco Ave., or $10 at the door. The theater is located at 97900 Shopping Center Ave. 

Brennet has been described as a cross between Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin and Sheryl Crow, and her gritty, honest folk has attracted a large and extremely loyal fan base. Her nine CDs, including her latest, “We Were Born to Rise,” and her poignant, introspective and sometimes hard-hitting music, has won praise and accolades from critics and fans alike. 

Zocalo magazine calls her music “gorgeous and introspective.”  

One critic said “She’s a breathtaking and moving performer, and her sweet, road-weary voice is as quick to deliver her wit and humor as it is a turn of phrase.”

A four-time Outmusic award nominee, Namoli has also won the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Award and was a finalist in the ISC songwriting competition. Her recent release ‘Black Crow’ garnered critical acclaim and was named one of KXCI FM’s top albums of 2010.

Her music has been featured on NPR, PBS and in films including the Emmy-award winning documentary “Out in the Silence.”

Videos of Brennet performing can be found at www.stagelights.us or www.namolibrennet.com.

Stagelights Musical Arts Community (www.stagelights.us) is a Brookings-based nonprofit organization dedicated to music outreach, education and live entertainment.