Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
We welcome Laurie Lewis to the Music On The Divide stage for the third
time. For nearly four decades, Laurie Lewis has gathered fans and honors
for her powerful and emotive voice and her versatile, dynamic songwriting.
She is a sought-after recording producer and an equally skilled teacher and
Tom Rigney & Flambeau
An all-time favorite of Music On The Divide, Tom Rigney returns to our
stage for the sixth time with his incredible band, Flambeau. Tom Rigney has
been a part of the San Francisco Bay Area roots music scene for almost fifty
years as an electrifying violinist and fiddler/composer. His repertoire is
original, eclectic, passionate, and filled with a musical and emotional intensity
that will come as no surprise to followers of Rigneys career.
Young Musicians Concert
For over 30 years, Music On The Divide has presented a concert of
local young musicians who apply, audition and then perform before a live
audience. We have been treated to delightful and amazing performances by
young people who have the disipline to practice, polish and perform pieces
on a variety of instruments. Two seasons ago we were treated to a performance
by Ariadne Antipa, a world-renowned concert pianist who performed a decade
and a half ago in multiple Young Musicians Concerts. Other participants in
the YMC have become teachers and professional musicians.
Nick Palance, Tenor
Hailed by critics as the new "American Bocelli", Nick Palance is truly
an extraordinary artist. Singer/songwriter, Nick Palance was, born into music,
his father a musician and his mothers family known for building exceptional
hand-crafted pipe organs. At six years old, Nick taught himself to play a
Hammond organ and at nine discovered the guitar laboring for hours to become
proficient in a variety of musical styles. At fourteen he began writing songs
and performing with rock bands at clubs throughout Los Angeles. Trained at
the Southern California Conservatory of Music where he won a scholarship,
he received a degree in voice and a minor in classical guitar.
Nicks unique repertoire spans five languages and encompasses nearly
every musical genre from opera, popera and show tunes to rock,
pop, oldies, and even a little country as well as his own original compositions.
His current project,Saving Grace is a collaboration with Oscar
and Grammy award-winning producer, arranger and composer, Jorge Calandrelli.
The powerful and romantic original songs you will find here are the latest
additions to this project.
Fronted by a tight, powerful horn section and soaring soulful vocals,
this acclaimed band is driven by an edgy rhythm section that lays down an
irresistible groove. HipNosis delivers a polished performance that ranges
from Funky Jazz and Soul through Blues and Rock with a bit of Gospel thrown
in for good measure. The original arrangements, soloists, and top tier
musicianship keep the sound fresh and compelling.
This will be an outdoor concert at the Georgetown School Amphitheater
in the woods.
Born in Beckenham, England, Richard picked up the guitar at five years
old after watching his father playing a version of "Down South Blues." His
father taught him the fingerpicking style and Smith was soon recognized as
a child prodigy. As a kid he could play the entire discographies of Chet
Atkins and others sharing the stage with his idol when Atkins invited Smith
to play with him at Her Majestys Theatre in London.
He formed the Richard Smith Guitar Trio with his brothers Rob and Sam
before marrying American cellist Julie Adams and moving to Nashville, Tennessee
in 1999. Smith performs both as a solo act and a duo with his wife. His
repertoire includes country, bluegrass, blues, ragtime, folk, jazz, pop,
and classical music.
December 8, 2024
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