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Mikaela Davis and Southern Star with Borger and Annabelle Lord-Patey

Doors 7:00pm • Music 8:00pm

Thrilled to announce the return of...
Mikaela Davis and Southern Star
with special guests, Borger and Annabelle Lord-Patey

Last summer's biggest and most talked about show was our August show with Mikaela Davis....Get your tickets soon for what will certainly be another memorable night!

Mikaela Davis is the kind of songwriter who routinely defies expectations. The 25 year-old artist is a composer of striking maturity. Her arrangements deftly combine elements of rock, folk and pop, and her vocals display a wisdom and a ruefulness that belie her years. Davis’ instrument of choice is the harp, which she has played since she was eight years old, right about the time she could actually get her hands around the instrument. A native of Rochester, New York, she spent her formative years in youth orchestras rather than in garage bands and later earned a degree from the Crane School of Music.

Though Davis is clearly well-versed in the classical canon and is accustomed to performing in a recital setting, her approach to the harp is an unorthodox one. She often employs her instrument as a pulse, a rhythm or as texture as muscular as a guitar’s. Even in high school, Davis was thinking outside the box in regards to her instrument: Despite her rigorous schedule, she often managed to do a little weekend outdoor busking at a local market with a ukulele-playing friend.

Rochester-based Brian Moore, producer of Fortune Teller and Mikaela’s 2012 self-titled debut album, recently told The Boston Globe what it was like to experience her music for the first time: “She had the personality, and she’s obviously talented at harp and songwriting. I think the unique thing about Mikaela is she could stand alone with her songwriting and her vocals, but combined with what she can do technically on the harp -- hearing that was just a shock to me."

“I think a harp can do anything,” Davis declares. And so, as her recordings and live shows already indicate, can Davis.

Annabelle Lord-Patey is the 20 year old offspring of 90's indie/folk/busker Mary Lou Lord, and Roots/Rockabilly artist Kevin Patey (Jittery Jack/Raging Teens). Her much anticipated debut album "Polaris" was released Summer 2016 featuring guest appearances from Phillip Jamieson (CASPIAN), and Mary Lou Lord. The album and her live shows have been thrilling listeners in her native New England and the West Coast where she completed a successful tour in 2017. Annabelle has become a regular fixture at the legendary Passim Folk Club in Cambridge, MA.

Blending 60's folk sensibilities with an aching amount of Elliott Smith for measure, Annabelle has created her own haunting form of indie folk. An accomplished guitar player and burgeoning songwriter, her music has been described by The New Yorker as "Striking", Rolling Stone Magazine referred to her as, "The show's standout" Billy Bragg says her music "has a lovely, knowing quality" and Shawn Colvin states,

"Listen to Annabelle Lord-Patey so you can be moved, delighted, and reminded why music made you smile in the first place."

Tickets: $20 advance $25 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records and online at

Earlier Event: July 19
The Dirty Grass Players
Later Event: July 23
Chatham Rabbits