The Shea Presents: Lily Sexton and Max Wareham

The Shea Presents: Lily Sexton and Max Wareham

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
The Lobby Tapes Listening Series presents a Sunday Funday for you. $10.00. Music at 7:30. Come on by fora beer and some local folk.

Warm late spring evening’re walking past the Shea, which usually lays her head to rest on Sunday evenings...but not tonight! The lobby is transformed into a warm cocoon of a performance space and the light glows from the windows illuminating the crowned jewel of Turners Falls! You walk inside and are greeted by your dearest friends who have also found themselves here...The Lobby Tapes Listening Series welcomes you to the cozy and intimate lobby where once a month we will highlight the performances of local folk, roots, and Americana inspired musicians. This series will be recorded live and available for retroactive listening. Come one, come all to drink local brews, banter with your favorite bartender, be merry, and support those doing what they love. This is not a night to miss and there are limited seats so get your tickets now and #gettotheshea



Lily Sexton plays a really big guitar. A guitar built in 1949 and owned by her grandfather, when Gibson Jumbos were a man’s instrument. Upon inheriting the J-45, Lily’s fascination with the mystery and richness of the guitar became devotion, and she has been attempting to unlock it’s secrets ever since. A fiddler by nature, Sexton’s original tunes possess the ancient tones of acoustic instruments- the swing of Appalachian Old Time, the subtle throb of bluegrass rhythm, the sweetness of a high, lonesome melody- while her lyrics retain sincerity and vivid relevance. Lily is a fiddler in the progressive bluegrass group, Mamma’s Marmalade, and has shared stages with Michael Daves, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry and Erin McKeown.

HAVE A LISTEN (As featured in her band Mamma’s Marmalade):


Max Wareham's voice is always about to break, warbling and true. His solo work is influenced by traditional bluegrass, British folk music, astronauts, deep-sea divers, and Medieval poets. He cut his teeth as contributing songwriter with studio-band Cousin Moon and as touring bassist with psychedelic-pop-rock band Sun Parade, and last year saw him as solo performer on tour opening for British folk legend Martin Carthy and on festival stages as part of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. His new double-release, "Country Songs and Weird Songs" is due out later this year.


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