The Push Farther Project, a Rockport-based folk music group, will share new songs and old favorites Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Crosby Center, 96 Church St.

Known for using the unique songwriting technique of documentary songwriting, the group will present a wide variety of songs written from spoken stories. Band members Nora Willauer, Will Foote and Alex Wilder have traveled across the United States and abroad to interview and collaborate with story sources in both English and Spanish.

The musicians currently work with Rockport’s nonprofit Documentary Songwriters, an organization with a mission of bearing witness through music and building a global community of people connecting and creating songs from their spoken words. They recently were Featured Artists of the Week on WERU-FM and are celebrating the release of their latest single, "Could Be Good, Could Be Bad."

Admission is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, email The group will end its short tour with a house concert Saturday night, Dec. 22, in Portland.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or