From the vibrant rhythms of Brazil to a homegrown talent from Marblehead, from the melodies of two young mothers who were rock stars to a father and son birthday performance, Me&Thee Music opens its winter season with a compellingly varied lineup.
The schedule kicks off with the warm sounds of Brazilian Jazz and bossa nova by the Teresa Ines Quintet on Friday, Feb. 3, beginning at 8 p.m.
Ines, born in Rio de Janeiro, has performed to sold-out houses at the world-famous Zinc Bar in New York City, the Regattabar and Ryles in Cambridge, as well as in concert halls across Europe, South America and Brazil. Joining her will be pianist Nando Michelin, flutist Fernando Brandão, Ebinho Cardoso on bass and South African percussionist Lumanyano Mzi.
Hayley Reardon on Feb. 17
On Feb. 17, Marblehead’s own Hayley Reardon returns to the Me&Thee in a concert that the pandemic delayed from March 2020. Since first appearing on the Me&Thee stage in high school, Hayley moved to Nashville and became a critically acclaimed pop artist who has toured throughout Europe. Her latest EP, “The Good Light,” was recorded in Barcelona with one of Spain’s finest guitarists Pau Figueres.
Don White on March 3
On Mar. 3, award-winner singer, songwriter, comedian, author and storyteller Don White and friends will present his North Shore Birthday Show. After ten CDs, three live DVD’s and two books, White is still bringing laughter and tears to his audiences.
The Nields on March 24
On Mar. 24, The Nields travel from the Berkshires to appear at the Me&Thee for the first time in years. Sisters Nerissa and Katrina have performed with The Band, 10,000 Maniacs, James Taylor and the Indigo Girls. The Chicago Tribune wrote, “The marvelously expressive Nields provide vocals sounds at various times very much, like the Bangles, the Roches and Alan’s Morrissette.”
The Me&Thee is partly supported by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency that the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, supports. Tickets are $25; students are $10. Locally, tickets are available at Arnould’s Gallery, Washington Street, Marblehead. Online Info and No-Fee Tickets: meandthee.org. No phone orders are accepted, and no other ticket websites are authorized.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the kitchen opens at 7:30 p.m. Me&Thee Music is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization now in its 53rd season at 28 Mugford St. in Marblehead. Refreshments are served.