You rarely see Joni Mitchell invoked as a reference point because her music is so uniquely individual. In Shana Tucker, we have a worthy successor. David Menconi, News and Observer, Raleigh, NC
Back in January of this year, I wrote about a woman by the name of Shana Tucker, whom I had met rather unceremoniously at the Yanceyville Farmer's Market several years ago now. I was there to provide sound for some undisclosed musicians of which she was one. After hearing only a few bars of her first song, I became a fan and though we have never shared much time in the same space since then, I feel as if we are friends and I hope she would agree.
Since our meeting she has travelled extensively winning new fans in cities across the country, furthering her career and solidifying her reputation as an accomplished composer and performer. Shana currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada where she has been part of the "KÀ" show with Cirque du Soliel. Not a bad entry on one's resume, wouldn't you say?
By a fabulous stroke of luck, Shana will be here in Greensboro, NC. for only one performance at Greensboro College on September 27, 2013 as part of the 17 Days Festival. This was made possible by an invitation from Dave Fox, a professor at the college and curator of the "Improvising Music Series" to have her be a guest. Shana will take part in a presentation to music students from the college during the afternoon and perform in the Reynolds Building on "The Mane Stage" that evening sharing her "ChamberSoul" as she likes to call it. Don't miss this night of unique music, with special guest and local UNCG graduate Annalise Stalls and The Zen Poets.
I am proud to tell you that The Collabative, a project of my new company "Coinspirate ( co-in-spi-rate) L.L.C. is producing this event. It wouldn't be possible without the generous cooperation of Greensboro College and Dave Fox, to whom I am most grateful. Creative collaborations are at the core of what The Collabative is all about, and I'm delighted to be a part of this one.
Here's more info for you:
- The event page at www.thecollabative.com to share.
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- Buy tickets to this show.