Naming the W

New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center presents an evening of music from Nova Scotia with Naming the Twins on January 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Naming the Twins is the Nova Scotia based, harmony rich guy-gal duo of Robbie Smith and Kath Glauser whose vocal blendings sound a bit like Simon & Garfunkel, if Art was a girl, a bit like Peter, Paul & Mary, if one of the boys was taking the night off. Their original material maintains the tradition of Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers.

Their energy, casual banter, wide variety of song styles and remarkably well matched voices captivate audiences wherever they perform. Their presentations are well balanced with thoughtful ballads and toe-tappin numbers, transporting the listener with lyrical imagery and sweet harmonies.

Robbie Smith has been a songwriter, singer and player of instruments all his life. From an early age, through the windows of his scenic home outside Shelburne Nova Scotia, his imagination took flight gathering scenes and circumstances which flowed back through his pen and onto the page.

His truly inspired lyrics capture the essence of life lived by and on the sea and the attention of Roger Whitaker who recorded four of Smiths songs. Robbie has also shared the stage with Pete Seeger and John Allan Cameron and recorded several albums of his own.

In 2008, after years of being a solo artist, Robbie was taken with the voice of an acquaintance and knew he had found his vocal soul mate a special blend that some performers never find.

From the beginning, Kath Glauser brought her clear natural folky harmonies, organizational skills and engaging stage presence to the table and has since added lead vocals, guitar and mandolin. Recently she helped write 3 of the songs on their latest album, Turn Styles.

“The love that The Twins have for their music, their heritage, and their audience comes through in every song they sing and tale they tell.” Jay Pilzer – author of A Six String History of America, Nashville, TN

Tickets are $12/members, $15/non-members. Available at the Center gift shop, on line at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3900184, or at the door. Doors open at 6:30.

The Center is open Thursday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 38 Bethel Street in the heart of the National Park, the Center is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. For more information, please email programs@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894.