As part of the Brewster Ladies’ Library’s Sunday Concert series, the Library invites you to a performance by Monica Rizzio.
No stranger to the East Coast music scene, Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer-songwriters that calls New England home. For over 10 years, she played fiddle and sang with Tripping Lily, a folk/acoustic pop band that toured up and down the East Coast. In 2012, Monica left the band to rejuvenate her passion for music and began writing to help cope with the loss of the band and love.
While perusing the vendors at FreshGrass the following year, Rizzio found a 1956 Martin 0-18 guitar that would change her life and her music. She calls it the “moment I found Jesus again.” Drawing on her East Texas roots, Monica and her Martin brought back the little girl who loved to barrel race on her horse Bo, and she found her outlaw country sound deep within the folk world. Her debut album, aptly named, Washashore Cowgirl, is completely autobiographical, often times delivered in a fictional approach, sometimes with humor, and sometimes so strikingly honest you can feel the pain in her voice. The album is a testament to the relationships she has forged with many artists over the years, and features Mark Erelli, Sierra Hull, Abbie Gardner & Molly Venter of Red Molly, G. Love, Tim Chaisson, Brittany Haas, and Laney Jones. Last December, Monica shared the stage with Tom Rush and Red Molly at his annual show at Symphony Hall in Boston, and has supported Dianna Krall, Slaid Cleaves, and Joan Osborne.
This concert will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.