Atwater-Donnelly Band w/ Cathy Clasper Torch and Kevin Doyle
Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse
November 9, 2013
Aubrey and Elwood met as volunteers at the Stone Soup Coffeehouse in Providence in early 1987. Within just a few months these self-taught musicians from Rhode Island formed a duo. Married since 1989, Aubrey and Elwood perform throughout the United States and, on occasion, abroad. Their ten recordings receive international airplay. Highlights include airplay on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," Fiona Ritchie's "Thistle and Shamrock," and the nationally syndicated "Midnight Special" out of Chicago. Winners of the 2007 Motif Magazine "Best Folk Act" award, the Atwater-Donnelly Band includes Aubrey, Elwood, Cathy Clasper-Torch (fiddle, cello, and vocals) and Kevin Doyle (percussion, Irish step and tap dance). Those who have followed Atwater-Donnelly over their 22-year career know that Aubrey and Elwood are constantly exploring the archives of American folk music and dance, and putting their own stamp on the tradition. Always a Southern New England and Stone Soup favorite, the Atwater Donnelly Band is sure to put a smile on your face and will get your toes tapping.