THE LATEST: 07.06.2016
BLACK FOREST COMMUNITY CENTER
12530 Black Forest RD, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
Mara shares shows on a regular basis with the Long Island, NY based Folk- Harmony trio Gathering Time. When they split the bill, Gathering time supports Mara on her sets- faithfully reproducing the intricate harmony arrangements of her recordings in stunning detail.
Voted best band runner-up (and top folk band) in the 2011 Long Island Press readers' poll, Gathering Time is like a high-energy Peter, Paul & Mary or a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, with various parts of The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and America; a head-turning folk-rock harmony trio described recently as "getting a whole beehive-full of buzz" on the northeast regional folk scene. Founded in 2006, Gathering Time quickly became a fan favorite. The trio has strong roots in traditional folk as well as '60s and '70s folk-rock, and they've been known to sprinkle in some of those classics among their original sets. The current band members are Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveney.
Bob McKillop of MaineFolkMusic.com writes, "Gathering Time ... has perfected two separate but related art forms: three part harmony and having a ball on stage! When they harmonize, some sort of fundamental, cosmic concordance occurs that makes you very happy that you have ears.”
The trio's fourth and newly released CD, "Keepsake," was the #1 Album, had the #1 song, and Gathering Time was named the top artist overall for March of 2016 on the Folk DJ Chart.!
WFUV's John Platt has written that they are "among the finest performers in the New York metropolitan area, whatever the size of the venue, from a house concert to an outdoor festival," with "harmonies that can charm the birds out of the trees, strong original songs, and a savvy repertoire of cover songs, ranging from traditional folk to classic rock. They appeal to audiences of all ages."
In addition to its concerts of original music, Gathering Time performs specialty tribute shows such as the "Great Folk-Rock Festival," featuring the acoustic classics of the '60s & '70s, "Jews Who Rock," showcasing the work of famous Jewish songwriters and musicians, and "Songs of Conscience," focused on songs of social justice.