BELFAST — Maine songsmiths Emilia Dahlin and Sorcha Cribben-Merrill join forces for an intimate evening of music Thursday, April 27, at the Underground Lounge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m.
Winner of numerous songwriting contests and one of Portland magazine’s “10 most intriguing people,” Gorham-based Dahlin has been captivating audiences for nearly two decades with an alt-folk sound that incorporates jazz and occasional Latin influences, according to the Underground, in a news release.
“Her vocal style has a percussiveness reminiscent of Ani DiFranco, one of numerous eminent artists she has shared the stage with, including Lori McKenna, Andrew Bird, and Danilo Perez,” said the release.
“Cribben-Merrill, raised near Blue Hill, skillfully wields a chocolatey alto to affect listeners with the depth of her soulful, contemplative songwriting,” said the Underground.
She’s collaborated with Underground Lounge alum Connor Garvey and opened for Leyla McCalla, of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as Tom Rush.
Together, the multi-instrumentalist pair has found a fresh energy from their collaboration, swapping instruments and vocal harmonies to illuminate a poetic and playful repertoire.
Tickets are $10, cash only at the door.
The Underground Lounge is located in the basement of the Belfast Maskers Theatre at 17 Court Street, offering shows on Thursday evenings twice a month. The space has become a favorite of performers and audiences alike, known for its coffeehouse vibe (including couches) and a kitchen serving drinks and homemade treats.