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RadioLive: June 5, 2014
Thu May 1, 2014
Gove Scrivenor, Lara Herscovitch, and the folk-duo Tammerlin
Gove Scrivenor has been a mainstay of the Nashville songwriting and performance scene for decades. When looking for expressive and uncommon sounds, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Dan Seals, Iris Dement and Glen Campbell all turned to the evocative sound of Gove’s autoharp. When Gove released early albums on Flying Fish Records, his friends, Doc Watson, John Hartford, Marty Stuart, and Buddy Emmons all lined up to contribute to his recordings.
Gove is no stranger to the area and has appeared many times on RadioLive and venues along the Gulf Coast.
Lara Herscovitch studied music from an early age and has enjoyed successful careers as a professional performer and as a children's rights advocate. As Acoustic Live in New York City wrote, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect.” Lara narrowly escaped law school, and trained instead as a policy social worker. She has worked in the US, Latin America and Asia, focusing on education and juvenile justice.
Echoes of these themes are in her music, creating an extraordinary combination of talent with intelligence, insight, compassion and leadership. Lara is a native New Englander and lives there currently.
Tammerlin began after a number of years of collaborating on a variety of projects and as side players in the indie rock band, Soul Guardians, and as producers and performers in performance art productions. Arvid Smith and Lee Hunter recognized their mutual passion for American and British roots music, and the successful duo was born. At first they called themselves Tory Voodoo. Yes, it’s a great name and the British press loved it, but a lot of American presenters didn’t.
Arvid and Lee came up with a new name, Tammerlin, which thankfully doesn’t mean anything. From the beginning, Lee and Arvid have been placing their own stamp on folk-roots music.
All RadioLive performances take place at the Museum of Commerce, 205 E. Zarragossa Street in Pensacola. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Admission is at least one non-perishable food item for the benefit of Manna Food Pantries of NW Florida.