Lissa Schneckenburger, fiddler and singer will ride a bicycle to her show tonight

Staff Writer
Published: 7/11/2019 8:30:05 AM

Vermont-based fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger and her husband, double bassist and tenor guitar player Corey DiMario, will bike to their shows this summer — including at today’s home-concert in Greenfield.

To see the show, reservations must be made by emailing Annie at winklerar@gmail.com. 

According to a statement about the event, this tour marks the first time they will be traveling to each show via bicycle. Inspired by concerns about climate change, the couple wants to shift environmental conversations from that of fear and denial to empowerment and creativity to inspire others with ideas of how to move forward as a healthy society. The musical couple will travel to each show on cargo bikes with electric assists, bringing their son, merchandise and instruments with them.  Audience members who follow suit and arrive at each concert via pedal power will be sold discounted tickets.

The music that Schneckenburger and DiMario make is inspired by other beloved musical duos (like Ani DiFranco and Todd Sickafoos, Chris Wood and Andy Cutting, and young newcomers Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimpbeul), the statement says.  They have crafted an intimate show together with sparse interpretations of both traditional and contemporary music.  Selections will include pieces from Schneckenburger’s release, “Covers,” which is a mix of pop songs re-imagined with the luscious foundation of fiddle and bass on each selection, as well as her newest album, “Thunder in My Arms,” which is a song cycle of original songs written for foster and adoptive families about attachment, developmental trauma, and resiliency.  The two musicians first met 18 years ago at The New England Conservatory in Boston and have played and recorded together in a variety of ensembles ever since. 

For more information and to find other show locations and dates, visit Schneckenburger’s website at lissafiddle.com.




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