Champaign, IL 61820
Maine based, high-energy folk duo Sassafras Stomp performs at a house concert on Thursday January 4th in Champaign IL. Fiddler Johanna Davis and guitarist Adam Nordell showcase an array of original and traditional songs and fiddle tunes in support of their new album, Walk These Fields. The duo hits the stage with fiddle bow flying and boots stomping, at 7 pm at Anne Robin’s House in Champaign. Doors open at 6:30.
Nordell and Davis cultivate a hybrid lifestyle as the owner/managers of a small, diversified organic farm in Unity, ME, and as touring musicians in the wintertime. The duo grows vegetables and grains on thirteen acres of south facing field at Songbird Farm and travels coast-to-coast, performing high-octane, place-based folk music on guitar, banjo and fiddle. Drawing imagery from the rolling hills of Maine farm country and the Montana mountains, Nordell writes lyrics etched with a clear sense of place and steeped in folk music tradition.