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LIBBY JOHNSON with Rachel Zamstein

  • The Packing House 156 River Road Willington, CT, 06279 United States (map)



Artist, Libby Johnson, a familiar name as founding member of indie folk outfit “22 Brides”, is a singer songwriter whose folk/Americana roots are showcased in impeccable tunefulness, gorgeous melodies and a moving live presentation.

To quote “No Depression” magazine, "The hooks are unassailable, the singing and playing are felt, the arrangements an autumnal cross between Lucinda-bred Americana and kudzu-style indie rock.”

Johnson’s solo discography include Annabella (2006) and Perfect View (2010). Mike Joyce, “Washington Post” writes, “On Annabella Johnson quickly reveals her chief strengths: a hazy soprano that takes on a soulful edge when it counts, as evidenced by the album's title track; an engaging way with words”.

After a preview of Annabella, writer-director Bart Freundlich decided to use four of her songs in his film Trust the Man, starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore and Maggie Gyllenhaal. He said that he re-edited scenes around her songs. Johnson also wrote a new song, "Indelible Mark", which plays over the film's end credits. Johnson’s film credits also include work with The Discovery Channel, MTV, Oxygen, Smallville, The Riches, and many more.

In his review of Perfect View, Mark Tucker, “Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange” (FAME) writes, “This is one beautiful CD.” Comparing Johnson as “a cross of Mary Fahl, Bonnie Raitt, and Janis Ian, a quietly engrossing woman crafting songs delicate and enfolding, works grounded in the everyday but gently transcendent… Libby Johnson feels everything she writes, plays, and sings, feels it genuinely, no exaggerations, no playing to the times and masses, not a shred of compromise.”

Joining Libby will be Rachel Zamstein, SESAC Recording Artist featured on "America's Got Talent" Season 6, is a skilled and diverse songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 

Growing up in a musical family, Rachel started studying music at age 6. As a performer, her voice shines with crisp clarity and top rate technical skills.

Rachel co-produced and wrote every song on first Album, Bouquet, and was nominated for two Asbury Park Music Awards - Best Female Solo and Best Female Vocal. She performed with such artists as family member, Lew Soloff (of Blood Sweat and Tears),  Martha Wainwright, Ingrid Michaelson, Val Emmich, A Great Big World, and others.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see these indie artists in our intimate historic setting. This concert is a part of The Packing House Acoustic Artist Series supported by the Friends of The Mill Works. Cabaret and theater seating available. Snacks and soft drinks available. "BYOB" (Beer and Wine ONLY).

Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.

Earlier Event: June 24
Later Event: September 8

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474