TONIGHT'S SHOW IS THE OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY FOR MAD AGNES'S NEW RECORDING, "LIKELY STORY"
Mad Agnes, the genre-bending acoustic music trio, first performed at the Mainstay in 2022, and the audience response was impressive. We immediately rescheduled them for an encore performance, but the weird weather gods of last summer interfered and the show was cancelled. We are excited to offer their new and old fans another opportunity to enjoy their carefully crafted vocals and impressive musicianship.
A Mad Agnes performance (with Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders) showcases an entirely signature approach to an evening of music, summoning Celtic, folk, and chorale influences, but always delivering it with their unique style and stage presence, at times playful and at other times heartfelt.
Their current stage plot sees them using only one microphone, around which they form and re-form, early-radio style. This encourages a stronger connection to their audiences as they deliver their robust three-part harmonies “as tight as jeans from the dryer”, incisive songwriting and well-crafted instrumentation, using guitars, mandolin, hand percussion, and keyboards.
Mad Agnes has performed at most of the major listening rooms and festivals throughout the Northeast, including The Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Mountain Stage New Songs Festival (WV), The Birchmere (VA), Godfrey Daniels (PA), The Bitter End and the Towne Crier (NYC), as well as several European tours.
Their music is fun, beautiful, AND intelligent. Who ever heard of such a thing!