Valentine's Day Concert
Sponsored by Alcantara Winery
Special Art Opening for Jack Durrwachter
Saturday, February 14, 7:00 pm
$18 adv $20 door $25 priority
The Valentine's Day Concert will be a “love fest” of songs - personal and universal, featuring the Miller, Martin, Ki Trio with guest artist William Eaton. The concert will be an evening of classic love songs, from At Last written back in 1940 to contemporary originals. Favorites such as Love Me Tender, Its So Easy, Moondance, Danny’s Song, In My Life, I’ve Just Seen A Face and others will revisit a broad catalog of classic romance songs and ballads.
And in the collective sense, the concert will include the immortal lyrics of John Lennon and Hal David, encouraging us to “spread the word – love”, because All You Need is Love and What the World Needs Now is Love!
The eclectic trio of Miller, Martin & Ki features the work of two virtuoso acoustic guitarists combined with rich lead vocals and harmonies and featuring original bluesy and classic rock repertoire. In addition to having busy individual recording and performing careers, the members of this trio come together to create a dynamic synergy, full of fun energy and musical versatility.
Robin Miller brings a powerful blues and rock based guitar sound to the group, full of fiery solos, honed by over forty years of professional experience. As a prolific songwriter, Robin has also written several of the original songs performed by the group.
Patrick Ki is a formally trained classical and jazz guitarist who brings a more lyrical-based guitar & ukulele sound to the ensemble, influenced by his Hawaiian island upbringing. He also drives a strong and deep groove to propel the group, and adds his wry humor as emcee.
With an ability to sing in several different languages and to improvise fluidly, vocalist Susannah Martin gives the band a unique feminine flair. She wails on R&B or Rock tunes, delivers a touch of sultry jazz and sings fluently in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Susannah also adds a groovy beat on cajón and hand percussion.
William Eaton is acknowledged as one of the world’s great designers and builders of unique guitars and stringed instruments, and will be joining this trio for the concert. He is a four-time GRAMMY nominee, NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) winner, and long time recording artist for Canyon Records.
Prior to the concert will be a special wine tasting reception, sponsored by Alcantara Vineyards, for artist Jack Durrwachter - Jack's paintings reflect the inner structure and draftsmanship necessary in creating sound art. A master – colorist Durrwachter expresses a versatility in subject matter presenting representational as well as abstract art.
Alcantara Vineyards is the first winery on the Verde River and is one of the largest vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona. Alcantara Vineyards has over 13,000 vines and offers 12 different varietals. Try their red and white wines, which will transform your taste buds into the relaxing world of wine tasting.
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