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Concert with Kala Farnham
Jacob Edwards Library
Thursday, Mar. 21, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library would like to invite you to join us for a concert with singer/songwriter/composer Kala Farnham. The event is free and all are welcome!

Kala has set out into the world with one vision: To inspire and heal through the transformative power of musical storytelling. Farnham has performed at listening rooms across the country, garnering numerous awards and media attention. She has shared the stage with the likes of John Gorka, David Roth, Billy McLaughlin, Christine Ohlman, Don McLean, and more. Drawing from a classical education and a professional career in musical theater, Kala presents hallmark reinvention of the folk tradition. Her passion for fairytales, ancient history, and storytelling draws audiences from around the country into reinvented worlds of alternate times and places.

Farnham began taking classical piano at the young age of three, and was gracing stages playing Mozart concertos and Chopin nocturnes by second grade. At age twelve, she began writing her own songs, combining her musical prowess with her childhood passion of writing storybooks. In high school she established herself as a working musician as a theater accompanist; in college, she furthered her studies in music performance and composition, with a double major in psychology. "Through my art, I learned that we have the power to rewrite and alter the dead ends in our stories.  And performing showed me how sharing our stories can invigorate others to realize their own potential, that we all have the power to reinvent our stories. I realized that writing and sharing my story was an integral part of who I am and what I wanted to do with my life."

Farnham's revelation led her to the release of her 2014 album, "Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart", a chronicle of the journey towards authentic self-expression and love. Her artistic journey led to the inspiration behind the making of her 2016 sophomore album, "Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are", a heartfelt account of adventure and homecoming. Hailed by Bill Copeland Music News as "soulful Americana" in "one of New England’s best voices in one of this year’s best written and best recorded works", the album earned her another nomination for RI's Motif Music Awards "Best Americana Album", as well as an invitation to the prestigious Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. 

Outside of her own creative projects, Kala is an advocate for promoting arts and wellness in the community. She is the founder of the monthly Quiet Corner Songwriters meetup; host of the Victoria Station Cafe Songwriter Showcase; a vocal coach and musical theater director, accompanist, and composer (The Bradley Playhouse, Emerson Theater Collaborative, and others); and has donated her time to charity events such as Particle Accelerator Benefit Music Festival for United Services, in memory of Jack Young, Jr., and as a suicide crisis counselor.
Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.