Earlville Opera House Announces Member SPECIAL EVENTS: Jammin Divas 6/27 and John McCutcheon 7/20

Each year the Earlville Opera House has special member events.  We honor our members as our ambassadors to the world!  This year’s Member SPECIAL EVENTS will feature performances in June and July that will make members proud of the amazing artists that we feature at Your House…the Earlville Opera House.

These EOH member special events are called “Members Introduce the Opera House”! A member who purchases a ticket to the show, is allowed to invite a guest for free. Or if you have purchased two member seats to this show, you are allowed to invite two guests for free. Members should ask guests who are either not currently members or have never been to the EOH and use this evening to introduce them to our wonderful Multi-Arts Center!!  We especially appreciate young people coming for the first time!  They are the future of EOH.

The first member special event will be Fri 6/27 8 pm Jammin’ Divas ~ Folk of Ireland, Australia, US and Israel Sound <)))

Jammin Divas web

Their beautiful voices make this group stand out from most folk rock groups. ” All throughout, impressively co-ordinated guitar work, with well synced arpeggiated duetting sections, interesting chord usage and even some blues licks drove the musical accompaniment. Definitely, The Jammin Divas are at their pinnacle best at the moment….where all three superb voices are pouring out in a smoothly-coated blend of luscious three part harmony.” – The Guardian 2012

The Jammin Divas are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Nicole Zuraitis (USA), Kath Buckell (AUS), Hadar Noiberg flutist (ISR) and Craig Akin (USA) on double bass.  They blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin’ Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents’ history by sharing songs and stories by which each country has culturally influenced and enriched one another over time.

“Captivating, sexy, passionate, enchanting! These four women had us eating out of the palm of their hands. Four cultures entwined in contemporary song which tickled and delighted us all. Originating from across the globe, each woman brought their own unique style and genre to the mix.”  The Fix

This performance of the Jammin Divas is sponsored by the Poolville Country Store and by media sponsor WSKG. This tour of the Jammin’ Divas is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support for the National Endowment for the Arts!

 Our second Member SPECIAL EVENT will be Sun 7/20 8 pm John McCutcheon ~ Folk Icon          Sound <))

McCutcheon is first and foremost an instrumentalist. Like thousands of others in the '60s, McCutcheon, a Wisconsin native, taught himself how to play a mail-order guitar and joined the local folk scene. His interest became more serious, however, when he sought to find the roots of this music. McCutcheon headed for Appalachia and learned from some of the legendary greats of traditional folk music. Along the way, he became adept at a multitude of instruments, including fiddle, banjo, guitar, autoharp, jaw harp, and especially the hammered dulcimer. McCutcheon is considered one of the undisputed masters on the hammered dulcimer and adapts much of his music around the instrument.

McCutcheon is first and foremost an instrumentalist. Like thousands of others in the ’60s, McCutcheon, a Wisconsin native, taught himself how to play a mail-order guitar and joined the local folk scene. His interest became more serious, however, when he sought to find the roots of this music. McCutcheon headed for Appalachia and learned from some of the legendary greats of traditional folk music. Along the way, he became adept at a multitude of instruments, including fiddle, banjo, guitar, autoharp, jaw harp, and especially the hammered dulcimer. McCutcheon is considered one of the undisputed masters on the hammered dulcimer and adapts much of his music around the instrument.

John McCutcheon has written hundreds of songs and garnered more than his share of accolades. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instruments, and even symphonic works are among the broadest in American folk music. His thirty-six albums have earned 6 Grammy nominations. His songwriting has been hailed by critics around the world; his song Christmas in the Trenches is considered a classic and was recently named one of the 100 Essential Folk Songs.

With his deep roots in American traditional music, his approach to writing reflects both a simplicity and a layered complexity that creates songs that are always more than they seem. “He is a master at the difficult craft of the ballad,” touted the Boston Globe. “Storytelling with the richness of fine literature,” added the Washington Post.

“One of our country’s best songwriters,” said Pete Seeger.

This performance of John McCutcheon is sponsored by Bruce Ward Architect.

Discounted Member prices for these performances: Jammin Divas $17 and John McCutcheon $23.

Not yet a member of the Opera House?  Here’s EOH MEMBERSHIP INFO.  Here’s a link to sign up online.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE ARTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK!

(Maximum of two guests per member household – please call 315-691-3550 to reserve ahead for your guests –there is no handling charge for member orders for this performance – limit of 60 guests)

Note: Sound levels Sound <)are on a scale of five waves.

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