Welcome to the website of the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield. The name uNi is derived from the first three letters in Unitarian Universalist but intended to be pronounced similar to the phrase, "You and I". This name expresses the sharing which occurs among performers and audience at these intimate concerts.
Saturday, Sept. 14
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45)
only $15 (cash or check) at the door
Reservations appreciated to help us plan for audience size
e-mail or phone 413-562-3990
Christina Muir, Sue Trainor, and Jennie Avila
Hot Soup! is Maryland's hot harmony trio
Sometimes called "The Andrews Sisters of the 21st Century", this nationally touring trio serves up rich, intricate vocal arrangements that bring out the best in every melody and lyric. Audiences love the variety in the Hot Soup! repertoire - from blues to swing, retro to funny, chorus, topical and more.
Their musical diversity extends to their instrumentation - in addition to a variety of guitar stylings, the trio includes conga and other percussion, mountain dulcimer and harp. The focus, however, is always the sweet voices, trading lead vocals and capturing harmonies that raise goose bumps.
They bring a rare blend of spontaneity and intimacy to their performances, often developing hilarious exchanges among themselves and with the audience.
All three are also talented solo performers with recordings of their own in addition to three by the trio
• Sue Trainor is best known for the satirical humor of her songs.
• Christina Muir, the daughter of Ann Mayo Muir (of the much-loved traditional folk trio Bok, Trickett and Muir), builds on her musical heritage with her elegant vocals and lyrical instrumentation, insightful contemporary songwriting, flirtatious wit and compelling stories.
• Jennie Avila brings her magnetic stage presence, agile soprano, flavorful original songs, exotic birdcalls and groove-full percussion to complete the irresistible Hot Soup! blend.
Learn more (and hear song samples) at the performer website:
Who's coming next? See our Fall 2013 Performer Details Page for a preview