A tribute to Grace Griffith and celebration of her newest release, Passing Through. Proceeds from this show will go towards Grace's medical expenses for treatment of Parkinson's Disease. This will be a very special evening of music!
Richard joins the "We Are Takoma" series by kicking off the show with his tribute to John Fahey and the Takoma label. Lisa Moscatiello and Chris Noyes complete the concert with Celtic ballads, contemporary folk, and swing.
Featured Artist: Lisa Moscatiello http://www.lisamoscatiello.com/index.htm A singer's singer. Put on the headphones, turn out the lights, and prepare to have your spine tingled and your spirit transported. Lisa Moscatiello is an extraordinary song interpreter with a voracious appetite for unusual and emotionally potent songs. Her three solo albums are a joyous foray into the high country of contemporary folk, acoustic pop , Jazz, and timeless folk ballads from Celtic, American and European traditions. Sprinkled throughout are Moscatiello's own finely-crafted and moving original songs. Also performing: Andrea Pais is a songwriter, classically-trained pianist, and vocal powerhouse based in the Washington, D.C.metro area. Born in Indiato parents who emphasized education, she completed two Masters degrees in Engineering in Americabefore taking a break to really pursue has passion - Music. Her music is a captivating blend of soul, R&B, blues, and pop stemming from her early musical influences which include Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Sade, and Etta James. Andrea started playing piano at eight years old on her family's broken piano and she wrote her first song at the age of 14. She gained popularity by posting videos on the popular social networking site YouTube. Her covers of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You" and Rose Royce's "Wishing on a Star" still wow fans and, to date, her videos have been viewed by millions of people. Andrea released her professionally-recorded, debut EP "Chasing Forever" in October 2013. You can get to know this humble, talented artist and follow her exciting musical journey by visiting her official websitehttp://www.andreapais.com Les Hately: Les Hatley is a long time Washington DC area guitar player recognized by the Washington Area Music Association with multiple Wammie award nominations for his work as a solo artist as well as his group endeavors. Les recorded with a number of artists over the years, and released his first solo CD, called Second Chair, in 2009. In November 2012 he released his second solo CD, called Surge. Surge has enjoyed significant radio airplay from Maine to Alaska as well as a good bit of international airplay. Both CDs feature instrumental stories. http://www.theoldtowntheater.com/home.html
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