Ever seen one of these before?  No, it’s not a trombone.  The autoharp – a rare, folksy instrument – is the weapon of choice of one Melanie Rich – a rare, folksy entertainer – as a way to play a sundry slew of songs, some far too edgy for many folk purists.

After a whimsical summer of carving out her niche at open mics and feature acts, she has accrued a crew of stellar storytellers, clever comedians, imaginative improvisers, and magnetic musicians to create a unique variety show that will have everyone harping on.