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The new year kicks off with a bang at The Globe in Newcastle, a place where music will always find its home. In this double bill showing of Canadian songwriters, folk musicians Fern Maddie and Sarah Jane Scouten will share headlining duties on Friday 20th January.

Fern Maddie is a musical polymath from central Vermont. Having released her first EP, North Branch River, in 2020 to critical success, she launched a Kickstarter campaign which funded the release of her debut album, Ghost Story, in 2022. Fern’s music takes influence from string band music of the 60’s, dark country and experimental folk rock which she pulls together with her crisp vocals to create a distinctive musical voice.

Sarah Jane Scouten is a four-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee who uses a blend of ballad singing, soul and rock to create a form of contemporary folk that holds a lot of emotional power. Sarah Jane has developed her own version of indie Americana which is designed to resonate with folkies around the world. Nothing evokes a story in quite the same way as contemporary folk, and she will perform tales to make audiences laugh and cry.

With both artists exploring human narratives within their songwriting, the show promises to be a fine way to start the year.

Fern Maddie and Sarah Jane Scouten play The Globe, Newcastle on Friday 20th January.



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