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Briget and The Gossamer Strings at Octopus Literary Salon

  • Octopus Literary Salon 2101 Webster St #170 Oakland, 94612 United States (map)

Join us for an intimate evening of song-sharing at one of Oakland's sweetest live music venues.

Briget Boyle is a vocalist, songwriter, and guitar player based in Oakland, California. Her music showcases her diverse musical influences of Americana country, Eastern European vocal music, and '90s rock. From a recent review on "You’d do yourself a favor to go and listen to the works of the melodic voice that drenches songs like ‘Heart-Shaped Mirror’. It’s good for your heart."

The Gossamer Strings is an old-time folk music duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis. They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing that exposes the emotion hidden in the verse. Their tight instrumentation brings each song to another level, as the pair breathes together, not just in their harmonies, but also through their instruments. The pair invites listeners into their world with warm conversation like old friends.

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