About New Leaf
New Leaf is John Tabb on button accordion, Kira Jewett on fiddle and Adam Braunschweig on guitar, vocals and anything else he happens to bring on a typical evening - could be harmonica, tenor banjo or even an octave mandolin. Together they play traditional tunes with tight, driving rhythm, interspersed with Adam's unique take on Ireland's song repertoire.
John Tabb is well known throughout southern New England for his box playing and leads weekly sessions at the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England. He has performed with The Healys, The Dustmen and his dad Chris Tabb, and appears on the recording Apples in Winter. Kira Jewett started playing classically when she was just three years old, but fell in love with the music of Ireland in her 20s and studied extensively with the virtuoso fiddler Brian Conway. She is the 2003 All-Ireland fiddle Slow Airs Champion. Singer/songwriter Adam Braunschweig is talented in many genres and on many instruments, and makes his living as a music educator.
"Beautiful playing there..."
Kudos from our fellow musicians!
You have every right to be excited about New Leaf, your band has drive, melodic maturity, and great vocals!
-a fellow musician
Lovely sweet music, a wonderful trio!
Brian Conway, Sligo fiddler
“Terrific, pure drop Irish trad, with an contemporary Appalachian twist!”
Brian O'Donovan, WGBH
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