Abbie Gardner and Sean Kiely Perform at Cathedral Arts Live Nov. 22

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Abbie Gardner, photo by Jeff Fasano
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Sean Kiely, photo by Victoria Stevens
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Abbie Gardner, photo by Jeff Fasano
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Sean Kiely, photo by Victoria Stevens

Award-winning singer-songwriter Abbie Gardner brings her mix of country, folk and bluegrass back to the Cathedral Arts Live stage, with an opening set from New Jersey’s own Sean Kiely, on Nov. 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Grace Church Van Vorst.

Gardner resumed her solo adventure after more than a decade of touring with Americana darlings Red Molly. Tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of herby-now familiar, formidable slide guitar licks. Winner of  the 2008 Lennon Award for “The Mind of a Soldier” and 2008 American Songwriter Magazine Grand Prize Lyric Winner for “I’d Rather Be,” she channels Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Rait, but remains pure Abbie.

“Cathedral Arts Live is such a great part of the Jersey City music scene,” said Gardner. “A true community-based series bringing regional and national acoustic acts to a gorgeous listening room. I can’t wait to end my year of touring the country with this local show in my adopted hometown. For more, visit: http://www.abbiegardner.com/

Kicking off the night is a performance by  Jersey City-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Sean Kiely, whose melodies were described by WFMU’s Pat Byrne as taking “the listener to a place high above the astral plane, a place of comfort and warmth, glimpsed at in dreams but always unable to describe when conscious.” https://www.seankielymusic.com/

Now in its fifth season, Cathedral Arts Live aims to create a transcendent musical experience and strengthen community by welcoming and celebrating a diverse group of artists, performers and audiences.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Hot food and cold beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Go to https://www.cathedralartslive.org/ to purchase tickets.