Trio to play at Oxford summer concert series

Ray MacGregorThe Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio will perform at as part of the 6 On The Square free summer concert series, at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in Lafayette Park.

Hailing from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, the trio includes musicians from different backgrounds, according to a media release. The group debuted on the national folk scene with the release of the EP, “Still She Will Fly,” whose title track was No. 2 on the folk radio charts for 2015. The trio’s live performances feature Pierson’s multi-genre songwriting, as well as the members’ instrumental virtuosity and three-part vocal harmonies.

The band’s latest CD, 2017’s “Singin’,” debuted at No. 1 on the folk radio charts and was the No. 11 album for the year. A new full-length recording is in the works and planned for a mid-2019 release.

Pierson, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo and piano, is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer.

Davy Sturtevant, on cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin and harmony vocals, is an accomplished singer/songwriter of his own, according to the release, wielding an arsenal of stringed and brass instruments and a tenor voice.

Shawn Nadeau, on bass and harmony vocals, is a self-taught musician who has performed a variety of styles, from punk rock to reggae to jazz, over two decades.

For more information on the trio, visit www.heatherpierson.com.

There will be two more free concerts in Lafayette Park in July.

On July 14, Bon Debarras will take the stage with a fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences.

The July 21 concert will feature The Brothers Blue. From Western New York, the band plays a hybrid blend of country, bluegrass, Cajun and Irish music.

For more information on the concert series, visit www.6onthesquare.org