FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine will present a performance by the talented and versatile Ruth Hill and Jenna Lindbo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in University of Maine at Farmington’s Nordica Auditorium.

Hill is a talented multi-instrumentalist with an achingly clear voice who delivers her own eclectic mix of folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass. A musical storyteller inspired by the gritty joy of growing up in a large, colorful family, and a wandering spirit that’s taken her to both poles of the globe, she sings her heart out in beautiful melodies and hard-hitting lyrics. Her songs are a feather in the wind, a mason jar of moonshine, a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl — exciting your imagination and opening the doors to your own heart.

Lindbo is a human connectifying wonder with a smile on her face, the sea in her eyes, and sunshine in her pocket. Through both songs and stories, she has a magical way of bringing joyful attention to the sweetness and sorrow of life worth living. Hearing her perform live is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Both musicians hail from opposite oceans and are separated by a few decades but they share a common belief in the power of songs to connect us to ourselves and to others so they decided to join talents for this show.

Nordica Auditorium is in Merrill Hall at the corner of Main and Academy Streets. Tickets at the door are adults $10; free for those 18 and under or with student ID. For more information, visit www.artsinstitute.org.


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