Carroll Café hosts fabulous local, national, and
international performers, mostly in the roots and folk
traditions, on the second Friday of each month,
September through June.

It all happens at Seekers Church in Takoma DC.


FEBRUARY 10, 2017

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Brought together by their mutual love of the traditional American songbook, Ladybird draws on a multi-dimensional background, including European classicism, Swedish folk, and jazz to create a sound that echoes like a wind through the Appalachian pines. Their original material is informed by these textures and brought to life by their instrumental abilities, but thrice as nice are their voices:

“Emoting deep from the back of their throats, each artist nuanced not only with the character of her instrument but also with the individuality of her vocals.” 
Tri-State Indie

Ladybird is:
  • Anna Cecilia Ferneborg (vocals, guitar, mandolin)
  • Sarah Williams Larsen (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, guitar)
  • Laura Kay (vocals, dobro, banjo, guitar)
Ladybird has shared the stage with acts like Steep Canyon Rangers, Peter Mulvey, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West.

It is their diverse background that lends new treatments to old time songs. Their EP, “Hey There, Ladybird!” consists of three traditional songs (High On a Mountain, Rain and Snow, Red Rocking Chair) and one original.  Ladybird’s renditions of the three traditional songs are uncommon. Sarah says, “The best advice we ever got was from Ry Cooder; he said ‘why play a song the way it’s been played before? Doesn’t matter if it’s better or worse, at least it’s different.’” While playing their traditional instruments, the girls, with producer Michael Southerton (Song Dogs) began to experiment with harmony and texture. The result is an EP dipped in sepia and soaked in a Southern honey, radiating with a dark beauty and warmth.


Advance reservations close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the show, or when the show sells out. Reservations will be held until 20 minutes after the start of the show; after that time seating may be limited and is not guaranteed. We are unable to refund advance reservations. All payments for advance reservations are processed through PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay for your reservation.

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We invite you to enjoy delicious refreshments from the Cafe at Carroll Café available before the show and at the intermission.  A changing choice of savories enough for a light meal, topped off with fabulous desserts and beverages will add to the happiness of the concert experience! Always vegetarian, with some vegan and gluten-free options most months, all lovingly made by Sandra.

Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.

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