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Fine Tuned Presents an intimate evening of music with Palmyra and Serendipity Row. Performing in the gorgeous Baker Chapel (McDaniel College) space, Palmyra and Serendipity Row create moving, intimate folk-adjacent music.

About Palmyra:

“Like the best folk often does, [Palmyra] balances melancholic yearning with intimate beauty, crafting a dance of lovely harmony and unadorned instrumentation.”
-Under The Radar, 2023

“Their voice(s) drips with a beautiful desperation, every single word holding an earnestness you don’t find just anywhere anymore.”
-The Alternative, 2023

Established in the Shenandoah Valley, Palmyra’s set explores the fusion of traditional folk string instruments, three part harmonies, and earnest songwriting. The trio captures the collective spirit of three Virginia natives, Teddy (he/him), Manoa (he/him), and Sasha (they/them), often described as a distant cousin of the progressive folk band, Punch Brothers, mixed with elements of Oliver Wood or the Avett Brothers. Palmyra’s songs are intimate and contemplative, with arrangements that allow them to create the illusion of a full, larger-than-three ensemble. The trio’s sound is a nod to Appalachia and Midwestern Americana, apparent through their stirring craftsmanship and dedication to a folk-driven, innovative experience throughout each unique live performance.

Palmyra has supported Watchhouse, Mipso, and Illiterate Light on the road and had the honor to play the historic Newport Folk Festival in both 2022 and 2023, Americanafest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, and Floydfest where they were named the “On The Rise” competition winner in ’22.

About Serendipity Row: Serendipity Row, aka Ollie Mon, is a singer/songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland who writes bittersweetly honest and confessional songs about his personal experiences. Ollie’s first full-length album, “False Perceptions,” was written during his junior and senior years of high school. This album takes inspiration from folk songwriters of the 1960s such as Simon & Garfunkel, Vashti Bunyan, and Joni Mitchell, and indie pioneers of the 1990s such as Elliott Smith and Neutral Milk Hotel. With its mellow harmonies and poignant lyricism drawing from recollections of idealization, longing to be free while in a repressive environment, and ghosts from the past that still linger, Serendipity Row’s music almost feels like listening to a scrapbook of memories, or the diary entries of a close friend.

Cost: $10-$20 on a sliding scale
Free for McDaniel Students

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