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Edna Project on Center Stage

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and witf Host | Dec 31, 2013 8:10 AM

Saturday, January 4, 8 p.m. on witf's Center Stage

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Seth Farber and Liz Queler

 

Liz Queler and Seth Farber are a wife-and-husband musical duo, who both have strong individual music credits as performers and song writers. ( You can read their background bios on the Edna Project website.)  Together, they have produced an album called The Edna Project, original music set to the poetry of American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

They tour a live version of the program, and performed the music at the Midtown Scholar Café and Bookstore in Harrisburg, which is where Center Stage caught up with them. 

Liz is the one who first developed an interest in the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay. She had a book of the poetry given to her by her mother-in-law, but had never read it. One day, frustrated by a spell of writer’s block, she pulled the book off her shelf intending to compose a song to one of the poems just as a writer’s exercise.  The result was that she became drawn deeply into the world of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and soon was composing a whole collection of songs based on the poetry.

Husband Seth Farber found the poetry book open one day, and soon started adding his own songs to the collection.  

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 The Edna Project is musically rooted in a folk/rock/bluegrass sound, but also shows a lot of influences from jazz and blues. Check out the video below with one of their tunes based on the Millay poem, The Pond.  And the whole album is available from Red Wall Records.

 

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Philip Gulley

This Center Stage Concert also includes a humorous tale told by bestselling author Philip Gulley from the Lititz Storytelling Festival.  Check out our interview with Philip Gully and feature on that festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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