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SINGING OUR STORIES
Featuring Beth McDonald & Joe Holt

Date : March 9, 2013
Time : 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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Singing Our Stories - featuring Beth McDonald and Joe Holt

Saturday, March 9 | 8pm

Tickets: $20, $5 (Students w/ID)

Singing Our Stories - Beth McDonald & Joe Holt on stage March 9th

The Garfield Center for the Arts is pleased to present "Singing Our Stories," a collaboration by vocalist and songwriter Beth McDonald and jazz pianist Joe Holt on Saturday, March 9th at 8:00 pm. The two will be joined by Mike McShane (drums/percussion) and Jeff Davis (bass) in a concert of both original compositions and classic gems from the '30s to the '50s.

McDonald and Holt have performed together at many local venues, including the Prince Theatre in 2006, the main stage of the Avalon Theatre in 2010, and the Stoltz Listening Room this past December.  Additionally, they were at the Garfield in February, along with a host of local talent, for the annual, sold-out production of Women Helping Women.  Now they are back, this time with Beth sharing a bit more of her singer/songwriter side.

McDonald, who says she is enthralled by the charm and sophistication of another era, has just released a new single, "When the Water Falls," which she performed for the Women Helping Women concert.  She has recorded four CD's, two of which include Holt on piano.  Reviewers have described Beth as having "...a sensuality that sounds modern yet classic..." and "an impeccable voice," and they also have noted that, "(Beth's) song writing skills are exceptional."

Known for his joyful and creative performance style, Holt plays regularly throughout the region both as a solo artist and with a trio.  He will include selections from his solo improvisations cd, Stories Without Words, as part of the March 9th show.  A recent reviewer noted "The ever tasteful Joe Holt is a soloist extraordinaire, an intense musician with terrific chops, who shows you he means business."

In "Singing Our Stories," Beth, Joe and friends weave a unique musical melding of classic and contemporary, joys and sorrows, soul searching and carefree romping for an evening that will touch your heart and soul.

Tickets are available by calling the Garfield Center box office at 410-810-2060 or by email at boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org.  More information about this concert and other events at the Garfield Center for the Arts can be found online: www.garfieldcenter.org. The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince theatre is located at 210 High Street, Chestertown.

OTHER INFO:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPfogySqzFMrVlUqc_LT331-p1SMx05xo

http://www.simplybeth.biz/reviews.html

http://www.joeholtsnotes.com/index.html

Beth McDonald is a jazz vocalist in the classic sense; in love with melody, the great standards, and the charm of another era . She is also a contemporary singer/songwriter, writing and performing to our shared experiences, our emotions and our stories.

 "Beth McDonald's song writing skills are exceptional. She deserves much, much more attention and the jazz public deserves to hear much, much more of her.”                                                - C. Michael Bailey, AllAboutJazz.com


 Joe Holt is a jazz pianist who shares a love of the great traditions; known for creative spontaneity and a love of performing.

 “The ever tasteful Joe Holt is a soloist extraordinaire, an intense musician with terrific chops, who shows you he means business.”      - Cam Miller, The American Rag


In Singing Our Stories Beth and Joe, joined by Mike McShane (drums/percussion) and Jeff Davis (bass), combine original compositions and classic gems; weaving a unique musical melding of classic and contemporary, joys and sorrows, soul searching and carefree romping. Join us for an evening that will touch your heart and spirit.

Check out the talents of Beth & Joe on these websites:

www.simplybeth.biz  &  www.joeholtsnotes.com

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