Ruth Wyand and Sofia Talvik at ACMA listening room in April

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The Americana Community Music Association keeps the live music going in the with several intimate concerts at their listening room in Fort Myers.
The upcoming schedule at the listening room includes Ruth Wyand on April 6, Sofia Talvik on April 13, Hymn for Her on May 4 and Jennings and Keller on May 18.
Being diversified is Ruth Wyand’s specialty. Demonstrating guitar virtuosity with powerful fingerpicking, bottleneck slide and a warm alto voice Ruth plays a mix of Americana, jazz, blues, folk, country with a portion of Piedmont picking and bluegrass clawhammer thrown in. Her songwriting is universal, using a melting pot of styles with lyrics that are timeless, relatable, emotionally resonant, sometimes witty, sometimes serious but always human and genuine.
Ruth presents a mixture of originals with poignant lyrics as well as well-crafted instrumental arrangements of classics ranging from Doc Watson, Etta Baker, Jimi Hendrix, Leo Kottke to Thelonious Monk and Nina Simone. Opening on April 6 will be ACMA singer-songwriter Carolyn Stanley.

Sofia Talvik

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. She is a veteran performer with nine full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her.
Growing up in Sweden her music has always had a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers.
Primarily a live artist, Talvik has taken her music across Europe and through 48 U.S. states, riding in her 1989 Winnebago Warrior with her husband at the wheel, digging deep into the American sound and channeling it through her Nordic roots to create a singular brand of Americana. Local singer-songwriter Kim Mayfield will open the show on April 13.

Hymn for Her


The ACMA welcomes Hymn for Her on May 4. Hymn for Her began as the duo of Wayne Waxing and Lucy Tight some 20 years ago in Philadelphia, playing garage rock and roots-punk via Waxing on drums while also playing either guitar or banjo, and Tight on cigar-box guitar, has blossomed into a trio with the many times addition of daughter, Diver, on keys. Diver has been part of the touring unit since birth, hustled along with mom and dad in the touring Airstream as they made their way around the country on what seemed to be a never-ending tour. ACMA singer-songwriter Dan Philgreen will open the May 4 show.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. for most listening room shows. The ACMA listening room is located at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. For more details and schedules, visit www.americanacma.org or follow them on Facebook.

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