The Edna Project returns
Camden — The Edna Project is an eclectic, imaginative collection of songs spanning folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz. Liz Queler and Seth Farber have set the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay to music and will bring it to the Camden Amphitheatre for a free concert Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m.
The concert is the highlight of the Camden Public Library’s “Renascence" Summer series of movies, music and Millay events celebrating 100 years since the “discovery” of the poet at Camden’s Whitehall Inn. The series is supported by The First Bancorp. The concert will take place rain or shine; rain venue is the library.
Queler's mother-in-law gave her a book of Millay poetry for her birthday, a book that came in handy when the pianist and songwriter had writer’s block. She fetched the book off the shelf, opened it at random and composed to the words on the page — and loved it, both the experience and the result. She became enthralled with the life and works of the unconventional, bohemian Millay, and her husband, Farber, joined her, giving a fascinating musical spin to the words.
"Together we’ve visited her home, walked through her woods, and together we’ve embarked on this thrilling journey we call The Edna Project,” said Queler.
Farber (keyboards, accordion and vocals) was musical director to the late, great Odetta for her last decade, producing three CDs, two of which were nominated for Grammys. Queler and Farber tour with Grammy-nominated children’s rock band Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could; and were featured, with their son Joey, on Rosie O’Donnell’'s HBO special “A Family is a Family Is A Family.”
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.