Carole Wise with Pete McDonough
Carole Wise is a Maine-based singer songwriter. Her guitar/mandolin playing is both intricate and straight forward and her lyrics are nuanced, lyrical and both personal and universal. Every song offers us a chance to connect to something: a feeling, a thought, a fear, a hope. She evokes something familiar – something we have felt, thought or worried about. Carole’s music is not afraid. She sings about love, loss, society’s issues, finding self, but always with a silver lining. The clarity of meaning in her writing then transcends the personal to a universal connection. Carole will have her just-released new album, “North Star” available for sale at the show.
Pete McDonough has been studying and performing finger style acoustic music for 50 years. His shows travel through the American tradition of acoustic blues, from the Piedmont to the Delta and include current approaches to finger style acoustic music. He wrote the biographies of 25 blues legends for the Complete Acoustic Blues Method, by Woody Mann. He has recorded two CDs for Huckleberry Music, “Fat in Paris and Other People’s Blues” (2017) and “An Autumn Afternoon” (2024). He appears on “Southside Saturday Night”, a compilation of performances at the legendary Godfrey Daniels Coffee House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.