Audrey Ryan, a Boston-based but Maine-born one-woman indie rock show, and Boston folk quartet The Points North will perform at Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St., Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m.

A Mount Desert Island native, Ryan is a one-woman-band multi-instrumentalist whose music is quirky and genre-bending. She tours regionally, nationally and internationally. She has opened for Suzanne Vega, They Might Be Giants, Josh Ritter and Ra Ra Riot, among many others. As a performer, Ryan has been hailed nationally both as a gifted songwriter and as a seasoned instrumentalist and improviser. Her nickname in the Boston scene is “the female Beck.”

Ryan was nominated Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year at the 2008 Boston Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist in the 2009 Boston Phoenix Music Poll. She also was named the winner of the WXRV The River 92.5 FM’s River Rising Star 2009 competition.

Boston folk group The Points North is an expression of spirits found in the eastern seaboard’s northernmost major city — home to beauty, kindness, love, isolation and longing. The Points North performed their first show in Cambridge in February 2008 and since have played more than 100 live shows all over the Northeast. In 2009, The Points North released the 12-inch LP “I Saw Across The Sound,” named a top local release of 2009 by The Boston Globe. In January and February 2010, The Points North temporarily relocated to Victoria, Australia to record their soon-to-be-released sophomore album with Adam Casey of The Boy Who Spoke Clouds.

Cost for show is $7. For more information, call 338-5225 or visit Roots & Tendrils is located on the corner of Main and Cross streets.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to