Singer/songwriter returns to Next Stage

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot and Americana and acoustic blues duo Beaucoup Blue at Next Stage on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

According to a news release, Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer/songwriter whose songs “have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism, and street-smart romanticism. Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette.”

Duvekot has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the Kerrville Folk Festival Best New Folk Award and the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act.

Duvekot's fourth studio release, 2016's “Toward the Thunder,” revolves around themes of courage, resilience, and striving for something better and, as with most of her writing, a sense of hope and perseverance.

Beaucoup Blue, the Philadelphia-based, father and son team of David and Adrian Mowry, features “two soulful voices and acoustic slide guitar virtuosity. From blues to bluegrass, their traditional and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound.”

During their years together as a duo, they have received numerous awards including Grand Prize Winner of the Billboard magazine World Song Contest, and the Grand Prize Winner of the Telluride Blues & Brews Acoustic Competition.

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