Coming April 12th: The “No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow”

 

The “No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow”
(Formerly described on this site as Carolann Solebello and The YaYas)

No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow is an in-the-round, collaborative project that presents Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale) sharing the stage, playing on each other’s songs, harmonizing, percussing, and generally having a heck of a good time!

1382421_533587776724429_155335501_nJust how did the “No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow” get its start? And its name? Well, once upon a time, three Chicks and a Blue-Jay were hanging out in the barnyard and together they hatched a plan: “Hey kids, we have a barn. Let’s put on a show!” Okay, we thought we should get the bad puns out of the way right off the bat…

All four members of the No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow (NFFR) are veterans of the “Joni Mitchell’s Blue” tribute show presented by the NYC female songwriter collective known as Chicks with Dip. During those performances, the four had the opportunity to play together and discovered that blending their talents made for a pretty special sound. The show found its title by combining a nod to the Chicks with Dip (in the “feathers” reference) with a hint as to the nature of the show – not pretentious or unnecessarily ornate – simply a group of highly regarded songwriters who have great respect for each other, both personally and professionally, coming together to share their work with an audience.

The obvious friendship of Carolann, Karyn, Catherine, and Jay adds to the unabashedly fun and festive atmosphere of a NFFR show. Their audience can’t help but feel part of the onstage camaraderie. The four are also nationally touring performers that have charted at the top of major Folk and Americana radio lists, appeared on stage at some of the most respected festivals, been invited to formally showcase at Folk Alliance conferences across the country, and whose songwriting has been recognized by such highly regarded competitions as Kerrville New Folk, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Songwriter’s Serenade, Susquehanna Music & Arts Songwriting Competition, and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

To purchase tickets, please go here.

Aztec Two-Step – Still fillin’ the house!

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, with bassist Fred Holman, filled the house for Voice’s last show of the 2012-13 season on June 8.  A straw pole of the audience revealed that over half had seen the group at least twice before – one person claimed 25 times!  That’s not so hard to believe considering the duo has been at it for over 40 years.

Here are some photos from the event. Click on any thumbnail to start a slideshow:

Chet Baker would be Proud!

Double Entendre:  A Tribute to Chet Baker 

A Tribute to Chet Baker featured six of the area’s top jazz musicians performing an evening of Baker’s signature songs. including the timeless There Will Never Be Another You and his famous Let’s Get Lost.

 

Chris Brown played trumpet and flugelhorn, Kim Oler was on vocals (and piano as the mood struck).  Nick Bariluk did the heavy lifting on piano with Bob Leonard on drums, David Snyder on bass, and David Hirschman on guitar.

Here are a few photos from the show – just click on any one for a slideshow:

Photos by Tom Hearne