The Promise is Hope

It is folk music, but folk that doesn’t find any quick or easy comparisons. Instead, it might be said that the L’Esperances have found their unique path within the storied tradition.
— Pop Matters

Scheduled for:

  • Friday (Acoustic Main Stage)


“A match made in heaven” may be fanciful, but the blended musicality of Ashley and Eric L’Esperance comes close to validating this old saying. The now-married couple first felt the electricity of their undeniable chemistry at an impromptu song swap in 2013. A year and a half later, they were married and released their debut album “Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going.” In the years following this release, The Promise is Hope earned their place among New England’s finest emerging acts, with a live performance that is often described as beautifully moving, inspired, and connected. They were nominated for the New England Music Awards ‘Roots Act of the Year’ in 2018, after the debut of their sophomore album, "Every Seed Must Die". No Depression declared, “The songwriting on [Every Seed Must Die] is exceptional…I come away from many of these [songs] cleansed.”

What’s your music like?

Ashley’s airy and intoxicating tone (think Alison Krauss) blends beautifully with Eric’s sweet, deep voice (think Cat Stevens). With tightly woven harmonies, two acoustic guitars, and intimate songwriting, the pair presents a beautifully moving, inspired & connected live set.

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