Small Forest Presents ‘Musical Medicine for the Soul’

Small Forest takes the stage at the UU Fellowship on March 1 at 7 pm to perform their original progressive folk/pop. With a unique sound that stretches the traditional folk boundaries, they invite the audience into their hearts offering songs like musical story poems and musical medicine for the soul.

Three “trees” make up this Small Forest: mother/daughter songwriting team of Marybeth Mattson and Jeanne Kuhns, with their soaring vocals and harmonies; as well as Patrick Palmer who adds strong rhythmic bass playing and backup vocals. The trio has been performing together as Small Forest for just over a year, though they have been part of the Door County music scene as solo acts or in other bands for more than a decade.

Kuhns’ latest CD Beautifully Strange has songs described as “beautifully poignant melodies effortlessly sung.” Mattson’s first CD Relative Hunger, released in 2102, features “a soulful rendition of her original songs.” Palmer played on both of their CDs. Small Forest plans to cut its own CD this year.

Admission is $10 and the concert will be followed by a complimentary reception with the artists.

This performance is presented by the UUFDC Emerson Series, named for Ralph Waldo Emerson, an essayist, lecturer, poet, and Unitarian Minister. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.