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 15th at 8:00 pm. The two will be joined by Jeff Davis, on 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, the Mainstay, the main stage of the Avalon Theatre, and annual Christmas show at 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. 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. 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 Jeff 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 email@example.com. 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.