16th Annual Greater Waltham Healing Garden Music Fest
This years Greater Waltham Healing Garden Music Fest featured a lineup from the north (Canada), South (Nashville), Eastern Massachusetts, and even France! Headliners for this second annual event to help create a future Healing Gazrden at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, included:
The Kelleys (Irene, Justyna, and Sara Jean) - who wowed us all with their individual and harmonious family vocals and guitar playing. Irene and Sara Jean came up from Nashville, Tennessee, with Justyna flying all the way from Paris, France for the event!
The Laws flew in from Wheatley, Ontario, to perform in their fifth Greater Boston Healing Garden concert (on top of a half-dozen appearances in Ottawa, Kitchener, and Toronto ones). John and Michele are fan and family favorites, with their beautiful harmonies to augment their great songs and spirit.
Can't have a country and folk show without some superb fiddling, and Kelli Trottier (Kingston, Ontario), along with Greg Simm (Nova Scotia, Canada) on guitar, provided exquisite fiddle playing and some oh-so-sweet singing (and a bit of stepdancing wizardry to boot).
In addition to the above headliners, area stalwart accompanists Richard Gates, Edmond Boudreau, and Matt Leavenworth, teamed up with Masters of the Country Guitar Chuck Parrish and Jim Spellman to perform a special set in the first-time-out quintet named, yes, you guessed it... "The Special Guesters"