Countdown to Shana Tucker & Annalise Stalls


Shana Tucker

It's hard to believe that almost a year has gone by since I first posed the idea to Shana Tucker about having her come to Greensboro to perform. I'd started with the assumption that she still lived in Chapel Hill, NC. and therefore would be readily available to jaunt the few miles between our respective cities with reasonable notice in advance. Boy was I wrong. Come to find out, she was living in Las Vegas and was now a member of the cast of KÀ, a Cirque du Soliel show at the Loews MGM Grand Hotel. Needless to say, it was divine intervention that led us to finding her not only in the state of North Carolina, but with a opening in her schedule on September 27th, 2013. So the date was set and the countdown has ticked away until we are now just 2 short days away from that performance.

more about the clinic

In case you missed the latest news, Shana has accepted an invitation by professor Dave Fox - curator of the "Improvising Music Series" at Greensboro College - to do a clinic for some of the music students at 2:30 pm the afternoon before the show. This clinic is also open to the public, so if you have time and like to see behind-the-scenes kind of stuff, this clinic fits the bill. Here's how Shana describes her planned presentation:

"I'll be working with students in a workshop discussing the nuances of subtle-yet-effective vocalist-as-bandleader cues."

And we now know that she will be accompanied by Eric Hirsh on piano; Peter Kimosh on bass and Stephen Coffman on drums. It's certain that Shana will receive a warm and rousing Greensboro welcome.

Annalise Stalls

During her featured artist interview with Kris Ferris, (which we'd love to have online before the show, so fingers crossed,) opening act Annalise Stalls expressed her excitement about the upcoming show, acknowledging Shana's talent while expressing gratitude for the support Shana has shown for her in return. These two ladies and their band mates will create a memorable musical experience for all who attend.

  • More about the show here 
  • Get your ticket/s here
  • See the location of the venue here

Save the Dates: September 27 & October 5 when The Collabative Presents 2 exciting events

Let's jump ahead to two shows you won't want to miss this fall. Although details for events in August and early September are on their way, we wanted to go ahead and give you these firm dates now:

On September 27, 2013, right in the middle of 17 Days Arts & Culture Festival, we're bringing Shana Tucker to "The Mane Stage" as a part of The Improvising Music Series of Greensboro College. This "ChamberSoul" cellist and singer/songwriter hasn't played in NC in a while, and we're excited to bring her back to our area. Series curator, Dave Fox, will also be the evening's emcee.

The following weekend, on October 5, 2013, we're switching musical gears to present a more down-home fare at Sessions in downtown Greensboro. The night will open with a local original music showcase followed by Nikki Talley. Later in the evening audiences will be treated to the sounds of The South Carolina Broadcasters, our headliners for the evening. Country, bluegrass, folk and old-time music lovers will want to be sure and catch this line-up when these road warriors roll back into town.

We're thrilled to be able to bring these performers to Greensboro, and have some awesome stories to tell you about all of them, soon. For now, check out their sites and hear some of their sounds. And remember to block out these dates on your calendars!

Shana Tucker photo by Michael McCullough.