This compilation episode features three standout emerging artists performing in three remarkable locations: alternative pop songstress A Fine Frenzy at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in the Hamptons; folk singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan (best known for her work with Damien Rice) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Montclair, New Jersey; and R&B singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather at the famed art auction house Sotheby’s in New York City.
A Fine Frenzy’s debut record, One Cell in the Sea, cracked the Billboard Top 100, earned the #1 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and garnered recognition as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist. Best known for her multiplatinum collaborations with fellow Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan emerged as a performer in her own right with her debut album, Sea Sew, which Entertainment Weekly dubbed “the perfect album for cozying up by the fire on a winter-chilled Sunday afternoon.” Australian soul singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather has garnered much acclaim with his debut album, Love and War, already an enormous hit in the UK, where he was nominated for the 2010 Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act.
Guild Hall was established in 1931 as one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof. It is a gathering place for the community where those who wish to can find a common space for artistic growth and appreciation. For nearly ninety years, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming area to learn, perform and enjoy the arts in the building’s minimalist environment.