Eclectic Folk Tour comes to Brattleboro

Songcrafters Brenna Sahatjian and Adhamh Roland play at The Root

BRATTLEBORO — Folk artists Adhamh Roland, from Western Massachusetts, and Brenna Sahatjian, from Portland, Oregon, are joining forces for a Northeast tour this fall, and they will be in Brattleboro on Thursday, Oct. 27, with an all-ages show at the Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., from 7 to 10 p.m.

Roland and Sahatjian performed together for several years as part of the Riotfolk Collective, a national collective of folksinger, activists, and organizers, according to a news release.

Roland hails from St. Louis, Missouri, where he began his music career belting anti-capitalist labor songs and Ani DiFranco covers as a street performer at the age of 12.

He has released six albums, scored film and theater performances, toured and created with Benchpress Burlesque and The Tranny Roadshow, and was featured in the 2009 documentary “Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Musical Performance.”

Using homemade foot percussion pedals, a vocal harmonizer, but mostly his bare voice and guitar, Roland brings a “captivating vulnerability” to his live sets, according to the news release.

Over the years, Sahatjian has played in many musical projects on both cello, mountain dulcimer, and guitar, and is a member of Portland bands Strangeweather and Aradia. Her solo work uses live looping, and her distinctive folk songs blend guitar and cello. The result is a dreamy, yet dynamic, sonic texture.

Joining this show is Little Mountain, a self-described “Brattlebabe witch surprise."

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