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The Folk Collective

August 22, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

 |  $20
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August 22, 2023
8:00 pm
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47 Palmer Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The creative process, including songwriting and record production, can sometimes be lonely and isolating. Through community and collaboration, artists and musicians can reconnect to a wellspring of aspirations and inspiration.

Folk Collective luminaries Anju and Gabriella Simpkins joined forces in the fall of 2022 to support each other in releasing new music.

Let us gather, pack the house, and celebrate Anju and Gabriella releasing their music to the world and sharing it with us first!

Anju is a singer, songwriter, producer, and performer shaped by the people and places in Minnesota and Massachusetts. Their music conjures imaginary lovers, scents of citrus, and visions of hairy brown skin under the sun. Anju was highlighted by NPR’s All Songs Considered as an outstanding Tiny Desk Contest entrant. They are currently teaching piano, violin, and guitar to young musicians and working on their debut full-length album.

Gabriella Simpkins is an award-winning singer-songwriter, composer, and musician hailing from Cape Cod, MA. Informed by her experiences across genres and performance settings, her music exists at the intersections of folk, classical, jazz, and indie rock. While simultaneously independently managing her career, Simpkins currently attends Salem State University in the BA Music program and focuses specifically on classical composition. She regularly performs her singer-songwriter material in and around Boston and hopes to establish herself as a freelance composer in the coming years.