Sean McGhee and Kipyn Martin appeared at Baldwin’s Station on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk singer-songwriter whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She currently plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas.
Kipyn celebrated several milestones in 2017 including the release of Dance Across the Sky, a new solo project following up her debut Undercover Muse, and winning the coveted Gold Award in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (Open category) for “God is Love,” her third MASC Gold adding to previous wins in 2013 and 2014.
Additional accolades for Kipyn include being honored by the Washington Area Music Association with their WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year in 2015 and multiple nominations the following year for Songwriter of the Year and Folk Contemporary Vocalist.
Kipyn also tours the country with Allison Shapira in the duo show Joan & Joni, a tribute to the music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. 2018 touring for Kipyn includes shows with Ellis Paul and Kirsten Maxwell, and Joan & Joni performances scheduled in New York, New England, and New Jersey.
Besides having quick wit and an irreverent sense of humor, Sean McGhee is a master of the 12-string guitar and has an engaging tenor voice. He has been featured at the Birchmere as one of the “Three Folk Tenors. Doris Justis and Sean McGhee were Side by Side. Their close vocal harmonies and guitars backed their original songs and original interpretations of the best songwriters. The duo shared the stage over the years with the Chad Mitchell Trio, Bill Danoff, Nanci Griffith, Debi Smith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tom Paxton, Schooner Fare and the Limeliters to name just a few. They performed on stages from the Kennedy Center to the Birchmere Music Hall headliners at both in 1999 Baldwin s Station, Center Stage and at Washington’s Starland Caf . They were featured each summer at the annual Paw Paw Folk Festival in West Virginia. Doris and Sean performed with John Denver’s band in two tribute concerts in Aspen, Colo., and were featured on the CD from that event.