On Saturday, November 12, STC features two beloved area singer-songwriters, Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl. Film composer Mason Daring has explored many paths on the way to his current career - entertainment lawyer, folk singer, cabbie and truck driver, commercial director, and potential rock star among them. But his professional life has always returned to the world of music. He has scored 16 films for director John Sayles and 57 other scores, including the films Eight Men Out, The Opposite of Sex, Earth to the Moon, Music of the Heart, and themes for the PBS programs NOVA and Frontline. Joining Mason is Jeanie Stahl his good friend and collaborator on the Coffeehouse Circuit. Besides collaborating on two albums -- Sweet Melodies in the Night, Heartbreak and The Early Years, Stahl and Daring collaborated vocally on the scores for several of the John Sayles-directed films. The Early Years, released in 1992, samples tracks from their two albums and movie soundtracks. In addition to performing frequently at New England folk music clubs and coffeehouses, the duo periodically joined with Bill Staines, Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick in the folk super-group, The Passim All-Stars. Tickets for Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl are $25.
Tickets are available online at salemtheatre.com/tickets or may be reserved for pick-up at the door (cash and checks only at the Box Office) by calling the Salem Theatre Company at 978-790-8546 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Online ticketing ends 24 hours in advance of each performance. The STC Box Office is open 30 minutes prior to every performance.
musicians who draw their inspiration from within, Tripping Lily has explored songwriting with their personal and professional passion. Touted as fresh, energetic, and alive, Tripping Lily’s pop-rock groundwork is cross-fertilized with folk music and cutting edge vocal harmonies. The band’s unique ability to absorb traditional music while speaking to the here and now is proof of their versatility as contemporary musicians. This young quartet might be described as a string band with pop music sensibilities, or perhaps a cutting edge vocal quartet with acoustic instruments. With two Independent Music Award nominations, being featured on Showtime’s New Hit Series The Big C, and hitting number one for several weeks on Boston’s Folk Station WUMB - it is no wonder why the Boston Globe called the band “…..a genre unto itself.” Tickets for Tripping Lily are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Tickets are available online at salemtheatre.com/ticke