Peaceful Sorrow closes out library's live series

Nov 20, 2019

Searsmont — Searsmont Town Library's concert series "Live at the Library" concludes its inaugural year on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. with a show by Peaceful Sorrow - an indie folk trio from Cincinnati that features lyrical songwriting by guitarist/singer Adam Yust and legato string work by violist Ping Chen and cellist Indigo Hall. Admission is free.

Peaceful Sorrow is less about emotional melodrama and more about artistic opportunity. As a person, one may spend their life searching for joy; however, joy is elusive and life demands ingenuity. Such is the case with this folk trio. As the founding member, Yust's emotionally honest songs are soulful and sweet. The emotional honesty is complemented by Chen's classical temperament on viola and Hall's improvisational impulses on cello. Together the group is creating a new folk idiom within the old folk paradigm. That’s what it seems to be about for this emerging group - accepting the reality in which you exist and expressing something beautiful and honest. Your life may not always be filled with joy. And the joy you experience is sometimes overcome by sorrow. But there is always peace to be found in the experience.

The Searsmont Town Library is located on Main Street. Call 342-5549 for more information.

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