Local women folk artists will perform together, accompanied by guitarist and folk music hero Ed Tree, Friday night at Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Those scheduled to play are all local favorites, and will likely be familiar to lovers of the folk music arts.

Janet Croteau (soundcloud.com/janetcroteau) is a songwriter and spoken word artist whose music reflects her quirky, effervescent spirit.

Aireene Espiritu (aireeneespiritu.com) is a singer-songwriter known for her original music, which takes influences from Latin, African, folk, bluegrass and a little bit of gospel.

Britta Lee Shain (brittaleeshainbooksandmusic.com) is a songwriter, author and self-described recovering political junkie. She’s been described by critics as a female Tom Waits.

Ed Tree (songnet.info/network/guest/ed-tree) is a producer, engineer, guitarist and 35-year veteran of the music scene whose music has been recorded by Spencer Davis, Lacy J. Dalton and many others. He has also shared stages with top names in the business, including Jimmy Buffett, Aaron Neville and Bonnie Bramlett. 


Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $20. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit coffeegallery.com.