The present Grammy-winning singer Suzy Bogguss Saturday at the .
Bogguss began her singing career at the age of 5 in the choir at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Aledo, Ill. The former homecoming queen sang and played guitar and drums in coffee shops near Illinois State University while in college, then released an independent album, "Suzy," in 1980.
In 1985, Bogguss moved to Nashville, Tenn., where her career took off. She became the first featured female singer at Dollywood, and signed a deal with the Liberty/Capitol record label. Her breakthrough album, "Aces," went platinum when it was released in 1991, and two subsequent albums, "Voices in the Wind" and "Something Up My Sleeve," both went cold.
Scott Sheldon, the head of the Sanctuary Concert Series, said Bogguss' songs are "delivered in her incomparable honeyed soprano," which have been compared to a mix of Linda Ronstadt and Billie Holiday.
Bogguss has won multiple Grammy and Country Music Awards for her music throughout her 25-year career. Along with her trio, she will perform songs from throughout her career at Saturday's concert.
Tickets for the concert are available for $25 in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (973) 376-4946. Concert admission includes coffee and desserts at intermission. The concert begins at 8 p.m.
The Sanctuary Concerts have teamed up with Chatham Patch to offer one pair of free tickets to the first reader to answer the trivia question below:
Multiple Grammy winner Suzy Bogguss, singing this Saturday at The Sanctuary Concerts, has won many Country Music Association awards; but most of her music is not country. In addition to her album of Western Swing and her album of folk classics, one of her Grammy nominations was for a duet version of a song by a pioneering rock band. What was the song and who was her duet partner?
Think you know the answer? Email Laura Silvius at Laura.Silvius@Patch.com for your chance to win two free tickets to see Suzy Bogguss in concert Saturday.