May 22, 2017

Leif Nilsson Hosts Eric Lichter & Kerri Powers at Next ‘Concert in the Garden,’ May 25

Eric Lichter and Kerri Powers will play at Spring Street Gallery, May 25.

CHESTER — Leif Nilsson hosts a Thursday evening ‘Concert in the Garden,’ May 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.,  featuring Eric Lichter and Kerri Powers at the Spring Street Studio and Gallery at 1 Spring St, Chester Center.

Chip McCabe of Lonesome Noise says of Powers that she, “… is something of an anomaly. She’s like the music scene’s version of the protagonist in the film, “The Natural,” having spent the “prime of her career” out of the spotlight — in her case, tending to her family — only to return from absolutely nowhere to wow and amaze. Where Robert Redford made all the fans sit up and cheer with mammoth home runs, Kerri Powers is going to make people listening to this album do the exact same thing with exceptional song writing and equally exceptional delivery

Red Line Roots of Boston says of Eric Michael Lichter  that he is, “A product of the Laurel Canyon sound popularized by CSN, Jackson Browne, Eagles, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Fleet Foxes, Jonathan Wilson, Father John Misty, etc, Eric Lichter’s music is perfectly out of time. With two records under his belt (Chorduroy and OWL respectively) he’s busy working on a follow up.”

Red Line Roots continue, “Writing, crafting, and performing great songs is one thing that a lot of folks struggle with. Doing that all while making other people’s songs sound amazing is an entirely different beast. A beast that Eric Lichter has mastered again and again and is displayed strongly in all of the recordings that come out of his studio, Dirt Floor Recording Studio in Connecticut. Eric is the type of musical talent that doesn’t come around too often. Extremely humble, yet insanely talented. This is the kind of guy you want to make music with and be best pals with. That’s why he is a Must Know Musician”

This monthly concert series highlights eclectic international singer/songwriter artists from cool jazz to blue grass.

Gates open half hour before the show — first come first seated. Seating is Bistro Style in the amphitheater. The concert will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

A $20 donation is appreciated. The event is BYOB – pack a picnic and bring your own wine or beer or buy it across the street at the Chester Package Store.