This August, WUMB and the Berklee College of Music are teaming up for a series of Saturday afternoon concerts on Carson Beach in South Boston. Kick back with a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy four unique performances on the Carson Beach boardwalk, just a short walk from UMass Boston’s campus and accessible by the HarborWalk.
All performances are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit wumb.org or tune in to 91.9 FM.
Selina Elsie – Saturday, August 1, 2 p.m.
Selina Elsie is a singer-songwriter whose voice lies somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Lauryn Hill. She expresses the depth of her story and her life experiences through her songs. Dedicated to the coexistence of music, art, nature and holistic living, she is an artist who believes in collaboration, expression, and connection between mind, body, and soul.
Covey – Saturday, August 8, 2 p.m.
Covey is an indie folk band fronted by guitarist and vocalist Tom Freeman. The band formed at Berklee College of Music in February 2013. Covey features Joradan Rich on keys, Dillon Rovere on drums, Mike Kerr on lead guitar, and Michi Tassey with female vocals. The band is expected to release its debut EP, Haggerty, in the spring of 2015. Covey has opened for artists such as the Last Bison, High as a Kite, Gabriel Kahane, and Hozier.
TASH – Saturday, August 15, 2 p.m.
Boston-based artist TASH is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter with an old soul. Her music restores bridges between the heart of urbanity and the depth of nature. Her unique folk/pop sound, sung with effortless grace and deep roots to the earth, captures the individuality and freedom that she stands for.
Evelyn Horan – Saturday, August 22, 2 p.m.
Born in Mons, Belgium, Evelyn Horan has lived throughout the world – from South Korea to Italy to the United States. Currently, she lives in Boston and attends Berklee College of Music. A classically trained flautist, Horan is also a jazz pianist, guitarist, and vocalist. By age 14, she was performing solo and singing covers while debuting her own compositions. Horan’s own songs are mainly acoustic and folk based with lots of jazz influences.