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Folk singer-songwriter Mary Fahl delivers earthy, emotional ballads from her latest release, Love and Gravity. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mary Fahl

Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the defunct chamber-pop group October Project, Mary Fahl draws on classical and world music influences to forge her earthy sound. Fahl, who has written and performed songs for several films and television shows, recently toured to promote her latest release, Love and Gravity. The folk-tinged album, produced by John Lissauer (noted […]

Forty voices strong, The Charlottesville Women’s Choir performs in honor of its commitment to peace. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Charlottesville Women’s Choir

Thirty-two years after an informal beginning, The Charlottesville Women’s Choir continues to perform in honor of its commitment to peace and justice. With minimal percussion, the a cappella group, comprised of 40 voices, soars to inspirational heights on songs such as “One” and “Born This Way,” and the tribute “Ruth Bader Ginsberg.” This year’s spring […]

Kristian Matsson lets his love of ’60s folk singers shine through in The Tallest Man on Earth show on Tuesday. Photo: Cameron Wittig

ARTS Pick: The Tallest Man on Earth

Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson approaches his music as a folk purist reminiscent of early Bob Dylan in his delivery and aesthetic. Performing under the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth, Matsson has four albums, the latest being Dark Bird, in which The Man pulls in mysterious backing voices credited in the liner notes as “angel […]