Eden MacAdam Somer and Larry Unger perform as a duo (or sometimes with additional artists as a trio or quartet), styling themselves ‘Notorious’, though as far as I know they have committed no misdeeds—unless appearing on Hillbilly at Harvard this Saturday (the 28th) qualifies. Tune in, and you’ll find out.
Eden and Larry are terrific musicians, playing a wide variety of songs from various traditions, with a measure of original tunes thrown in. Larry’s expert guitar (and frailing banjo) complements Eden’s lyrical fiddling and lucid, affecting singing. For Saturday they’ll keep it (American) country enough for HAH, which should be easy enough for folks that can do a number like “My Baby Likes to Honky-Tonk” (written by Larry), not to mention the Conway Twitty/Floyd Cramer-penned hit, “Last Date” (both on the new album).
They’ll be in about 11:30 AM, and they’ll be plugging their upcoming concert at Club Passim (47 Palmer St., Harvard Square), on Sunday, 29Nov, at 8:00 PM, billed as a release party for their new CD, Through Many a Land (where the name ‘Notorious’ is mysteriously absent). /CL