Alex’s Place presents a weekend of folk music and comedy with two shows by up-and-coming young artists. The intimate performance venue at the YMCA in Oak Bluffs will host North Carolina folk duo Lowland Hum on Friday, July 11, at 8 pm, and on Saturday, July 12, standup comedian Charlie Nadler will take the stage at 8 pm.
Lowland Hum is comprised of husband and wife Daniel and Lauren Goans who use their differing artistic expertise to create a multi-sensory musical experience for the crowd. With Daniel as a musician and Lauren a visual artist, the two employ folk music and lyrics as their main medium and they embellish each song with artistic prints and engaging scents that allow their audiences to interact with their music on multiple levels. Admission to Friday’s show is available to all ages and costs $12 in advance at ticketsmv.com, or $15 at the door.
Charlie Nadler returns to Alex’s place this year with new comedic material that the audience is bound to both laugh at and relate to. Mr. Nadler grew up in Oak Bluffs and graduated from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2002 before attending Boston University and then moving to California to work in the film and TV industry. Now he lives in New York and regularly performs standup comedy shows in which he spins tales of his life on the Island and abroad with witty and suggestive humor. The show is PG-13 and costs $12 in advance (ticketsmv.com) and $15 at the door.
This weekend’s two shows are among a hefty summer roster of artists from the Island and beyond to perform at Alex’s Place. Visit alexsplace.net for information on upcoming shows and events.