Zoe Boekbinder at Westcott

ZOE BOEKBINDER AT WESTCOTT

The Westcott House, in partnership with the Springfield Arts Council, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Hatch New Media invites you to join us - in person or online - for this intimate socially distanced concert by Zoe Boekbinder!

How to join online: on September 18th at 7pm, please visit either partner's Facebook page to enjoy our live stream. 

https://www.facebook.com/westcotthouse

https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldArtsCouncil

https://www.facebook.com/springfieldyoungpros

How to join in person: we will host a limited number of guests at this outdoor concert in the gardens of the Westcott House. Free tickets will be available here starting Tuesday, September 15th at noon. Event attendees will be asked to accept our event guidelines as part of registration process:

In-Person Event Guidelines:

  • If you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19, please don't attend the event and tune in online instead. 

  • Only registered attendees will be admitted on our premises. We have a very limited number of tickets for in-person event to manage our occupancy and prevent overcrowding.

  • Bring lawn chairs or outdoor blanket for your seating.

  • Social distancing guidelines will be enforced.

  • Masks will be required.

  • A full-service bar will be available - please be advised that payment by credit card is preferred.

  • Please make sure to grab a bite to eat prior to the event (or bring your own snack) - in order to minimize health risks, we won't be serving any food during this event.

  • In the event of rain, the in-person concert will be canceled and everyone will be asked to join us online.

About our artist: Zoe Boekbinder’s (they/their) (www.zoeboekbinder.com) music career began when they formed a band, with their sister Kim Boekbinder, called Vermillion Lies. Over the five years that they played together they released two albums.

In 2009 Zoe released their first solo album, recorded with friend and producer, Cesar Alvarez, in Brooklyn, NY. Thus, “Artichoke Perfume”, was born. Two years later came, "Darling Specimens", produced by Shenandoah Davis in Seattle, WA. In the fall of 2013, Zoe wrote, recorded, and publicly posted 100 songs in 100 days. The next album, "Baby Bandit" (January 2014), was recorded live onto two inch tape in Oakland, CA with cellist Danah Olivetree and violinist Dorota Szuta.

2018 birthed Zoe's latest solo work, "Shadow", that is both bravely political and deeply personal. Zoe is a co-founder of the Prison Music Project, an album in collaboration with men currently and formerly incarcerated in New Folsom, a maximum security prison in California. From May 2010 to December 2014, Zoe volunteered as a performer and teacher at New Folsom Prison. In 2014, Zoe asked Ani DiFranco to produce this record. It was released on May 22, 2020. The profits of the album benefit prisoners' rights groups.

Zoe resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of their favorite collaborators over the years have been; Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, Neil Gaiman, Mal Blum, and Mirah.

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Questions? Email info@westcotthouse.org