Juggling piano, keyboard, acoustic, electric, National steel and bass guitars - Mad Agnes features strong originals and haunting Celtic traditionals, a hallmark of the band´s sumptuous sound. Accomplished songwriters and seasoned solo performers in their own right, the twin female lead vocals of Adrienne Jones & Margo Hennebach are one unforgettable voice. Mark Saunders´ virtuoso guitar work recalls the inventiveness of Richard Thompson and rounds out the trio´s stunning 3-part harmonies, lush instrumentation and captivating storytelling. Expect plenty of fun in their fast paced show.
The music of classically trained, Margo Hennebach has been described as "contemporary and timeless" by the Star Gazette and "captivating" by Sing Out Magazine. A finalist in songwriting competitions, including Kerrville and Napa Valley, she backed up several Fast Folk artists including John Gorka before devoting herself to solo and band projects. Margp has a BM in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, a Masters in music therapy from the Guildhall School of Music in London, and has released four CDs including Big Love which the Cleveland Free Times calls "a seamless project that wonderfully succeeds in offering inspiration, appreciation, hope and faith."
Adrienne Jones is a 19-year veteran of the guitar, a recent finalist in three national songwriting competitions, and a member of Actors Equity Association. Dirty Linen magazine has praised Adrienee as having an "expressive ability to wrap meaning around a lyric with the simple rise or fall of a note." "Take the observational skills of a poet," writes Rick Foster of the Sun-Chronicle, "add the vocal qualities of a Joni Mitchell, and the guitar-playing chops of a Nashville legend, and you´ll have some idea why Adrienne Jones is drawing raves among the music intelligentsia." Look for ther third release, Voice in the Mirror.
Mad Agnes also features Mark Saunders on vocals, acoustic, electric, and National steel guitars. After graduating from the Hartford Conservatory with a degree in classical guitar, Mark toured with several bands (Motown R&B, country, original rock) before landing in acoustic singer/songwriter circles as a favorite sideman. He brings edge and color to Mad Agnes with captivating style.
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