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CT State Troubadour Kala Farnham Performing Live with Jenna Nicholls

April 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Singer/Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, and CT State Troubadour Kala Farnham with Jenna Nicholls (Indie/Folk)

Doors open 7:00pm / Show starts 7:30pm

The Packing House – 156 River Road, Willington CT

Tickets: $20 advance online or $25 cash at the door

We are excited to have Kala Farnham return to The Packing House this season after a long COVID Hiatus! Kala has graced our stage annually since 2017, and has brought with her an incredible instrumental talent and powerful lyrics. It was clear from the first time we heard her that she was a very special artist. With a long list of accolades and numerous awards to her name, she has achieved the State of Connecticut’s highest musical achievement in 2022 as CT State Troubadour, a title well deserved.

Kala Farnham is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter hailing from the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut. Her signature songwriting has been described as a reinvention of the folk tradition, made popular by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, with influences of pop, Broadway, and world music.

Her affinity for poetry and creative writing is evident through lyricism that springs to life with heartfelt and creative storytelling, cultural references, and rich metaphor. Her work has garnered numerous awards and media attention throughout her career. Farnham’s 2020 album, “Your Spirit Is a Work of Art”, is composed of thirteen musical vignettes exploring the imperfect beauty of the human condition; it has been described by Nick Noble of The Folk Revival as “a work of poetic insight… worth listening to again and again.”

She studies Music Performance and Composition while also pursing Human Services and Mental Health. Together, these interests drive her passion for the healing and transformative power of musical storytelling. As the new Connecticut State Troubadour, Kala plans to apply her foundations and strong background in music, performance, and human services in this honorary role to foster healing and community connection through music.

Kala will be joined by NYC based singer/songwriter Jenna Nicholls. The music of Jenna Nicholls has been turning heads since she arrived on the door step of the Lower East Side of NYC. Whether she’s crooning a jazz standard, belting out a New Orleans style dirge, or plucking her 1920s style original ballads on her Ukulele, she’s giving a vintage genre a new spin with her own lush nostalgic style and melodic sensibility.

Join us for this evening of original works by these incredible artists! This program is hosted by the “Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance” (EC-CHAP).

Soft drinks and snacks available. The Packing House offers an exclusive BYOB&F model – Bring Your Own Beverage and Food (wine and beer only – ID required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for “The Packing House” special!

For more information, please call 518-791-9474 or visit www.thepackinghouse.us/upcoming



The Packing House
156 River Road
Willington, CT 06279 United States
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(518) 791-9474
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April 29, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
$20 – $25
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Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance
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