Mad Agnes with Tom Gala
Back after a 10-year hiatus
From its inception in the 90s, Mad Agnes (Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones & Mark Saunders) was a Folk Project favorite act. (Margo played for us in 1976 while still in high school.) After crisscrossing the country and four extended UK tours, they withdrew from performing in 2011, but we’re glad to say they’re back.
Hennebach and Jones write most of the songs, often drawing upon the British Revival sound of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span complete with “…three-part harmonies as tight as jeans from the dryer” (Rob Weir, The Advocate). They play a bundle of instruments and the resulting sound is captivating, uplifting and rare.
Tom Gala is a uniquely quirky songwriter . His song are full of interesting characters with whom the listener instantly empathizes. He’ll often string them together to form a narrative. He sings unaccompanied, other than a gentle and appropriate hand percussion. Among his better known songs are “Witch Hazel” and “The Diner Song”, which are performed and have been recorded by numerous other performers.