NORWAY – Katey Branch and Geoff Warner will hold a release party for their new CD, “HeartStones,” Saturday, June 7, at Café Nomad. It’s a collection of original and traditional songs and tunes on guitar, fiddle and pennywhistle. Their songs reflect heartfelt stories enhanced by tight vocal harmonies.

Storyteller David Neufeld will open the event.

There will be a $5 cover charge. Light dinner fare will be available at 6:30 p.m., followed by storytelling at 7 p.m. and music from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Branch is a local massage therapist and youth empowerment facilitator with Project AWARE. She was raised in the Appalachian Mountains, singing in church and listening to her mother play guitar and sing ballads. She has performed with the women’s group Shemora and The Rhythm Method. In 2000, she produced “Journeys,” a CD of her original music.

Warner, of Stonington, is a master furniture maker. He grew up in Rhode Island and has played guitar, mandolin (which he crafted) and fiddle since he was a teen, starting with fiddling in his uncle’s contra dance band. He has performed with the Flatland String Band in New Orleans, the Sheep Island Rovers and Archipelago in Maine.

Neufeld has performed his original stories in nearly every state in this country as well as seven other countries. Combining illusion, character voices and stagecraft, his stories come to life in the eyes and minds of his audiences.

“HeartStones” and “Journey’s” can be purchased at Books N Things in Norway, Bullmoose music in Portland and the Belfast and Blue Hill coops.

For more information on Branch and Warner, visit HeartStonesMusic.com.


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