East Lyme Public Library is thrilled to be bringing back their Live Music Series with internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist GRAYSON HUGH and singer POLLY MESSER In Concert - Monday October 4, 2021 at 7 - 8:15PM. This very special event will be the first live performance at the library since March 2020.
Admission is free and open to the public, but as there is limited seating, you must call (860) 739-6926 to register and reserve your seat.
East Lyme Public Library is located at 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357.
This concert is made possible by The Friends Of East Lyme Public Library.
" Surely you've had that feeling, while flipping the radio dial, that American music has come to sound like a shopping mall - all shiny glass, gleaming contrivance and bright artifice, all surface shimmer with nothing underneath. But Grayson is another kind of cat. In a world where music is often a brittle artificiality, the music he makes is hard and strong, convicted and convincing. And true. Most of all, true. It's there in the gritty lament of his voice, in the roughhouse eloquence of his piano, and the atmospheric poetry of his words. He has that thing Sam Cooke and Ray Charles had, that thing you still hear sometimes in Bruce Springsteen, that lonely, train whistle in the dark thing, that yearning, keening thing that gets right to the heart of what it means to be alive, what it means to be a human being. This is "An American Record". Some of us are glad the wait is over at last." - Leonard Pitts Jr., iTunes Album Review, Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, March 8, 2010
“Grayson Hugh has been there and is back again. His story – our story – has to be heard.” - Bob Doerschuk, CMAworld, April 21, 2010