Sweetbriar Rose

Friday, August 3 · view days & times
Venue: Hotel Bethlehem Platz


The Americana-tinged folk-noir band Sweetbriar Rose is a band of rootsy, thorny musicians who you’re equally likely to glimpse running in full sun, barefoot on a field of bluegrass, brooding in three-part harmony over a murder ballad in a shady grove, or channeling the spirit of a 1940’s Balkan jazz joint. If you heard them through the wall, you might imagine a stray melody from the carnival caravan was whirling and beckoning just on the other side of the darkened woods. The band is led by award-winning songwriter and singer Heather Shayne Blakeslee, and they've been featured at many regional venues and festivals, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and New Jersey Folk Festival. The band's 2013 debut album, Cultivar, was called "impressive and spooky" by critic A.D. Amorosi of the Philadelphia City Paper and "a terrific CD" by the iconic folk DJ Gene Shay.

Venue Information
Hotel Bethlehem Platz
Main Street (North Side)
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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