LEWISTON -Award-winning singer/songwriter Carolyn Currie will bring contemporary folk music to Fountain Park at noon Thursday, July 24, as part of L/A Arts’ Music in the Parks series. The event is free.

Currie has delighted audiences throughout the United States playing at festivals, including the Pacific Northwest’s Bumbershoot and Folklife Festivals, California’s High Sierra Music Festival and Napa Valley Folk Festival, Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, New York’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.

According to a review in Femme Musique, “Her music has a cool, layered sound and is utterly spell-binding. … It’s quite impossible to not give your full attention to Currie; her enchanting voice, music and exceptional lyrics simply will not allow it.”

Besides being a talented performer, Currie is also an artist educator. This past spring, she completed a songwriting workshop with fifth- and sixth-grade students at Park Avenue Elementary in Auburn. “Carolyn was a delight to watch with students,” said L/A Arts’ arts-in-education coordinator Tara Lagana. “She deftly worked with each class involved in the residency to create songs layered with complex symbolism and imbued with expressive language. She had the students caught in her web of artistic expression, and the students and teachers could not get enough of her.”

Fountain Park is on Mill Street, in the Bates Mill Complex next to the new Davinci’s restaurant. Rain site: Franco-American Heritage Center on Cedar Street (same date and time).

For more information on the concert series, including music clips and artist links, log on to www.laarts.org or call the local arts agency at 782-7228 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

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