Heather & Kipyn @ Manor Mill

Manor Mill, Monkton, MD

These voices have been described as "sing me the phone book" and "what god wishes" they could sing like! Expect collaborations, harmony and impeccable songwriting. Heather Aubrey Lloyd has played bait shops, biker weeks and clothing optional resorts nationwide for two decades, a recovering reporter whose love of travel and story has encouraged similar adventurousness in her songwriting. Folky finger-picked guitar, lyrical rhythms influenced by Baltimore's slam poetry scene, and a "Janis meets Joni” voice as full and passionate as it is vulnerable. Best known as the co-front of Baltimore's ilyAIMY, Lloyd's recent solo efforts are gaining national recognition: National Women’s Music Fest Emerging Artist, Top 4 Telluride Troubadour, and Grand Prize Winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award. Pat Wictor raves: "Sing me the phone book - I'll ask for an encore." Kipyn Martin is an Indie Folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. When not performing as part of her wildly successful "Joan & Joni: A Tribute to the Music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell" project, Martin's original songs still harken back to the depth and power of those folk icons. Accolades for Kipyn include multiple Gold Awards in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, as well as the honor of Washington Area Music Association's WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year. The legendary Susan Werner says: "I'm pretty sure God wishes she could sing like Kipyn Martin."