Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Chip Taylor, Maia Sharp and Dan Navarro come to the Sanctuary Concert Series Saturday.
Residents can win tickets to see the Sanctuary Concert Series present three award-winning songwriters in concert Saturday to sing their biggest hits — and tell the stories behind them. This special performance, titled Songwriters-in-the-Round, features the writers of all-time favorites such as "Wild Thing," "We Belong" and "I Don't Want Anything to Change" performing in the same concert Saturday. Sanctuary Concerts head Scott Sheldon said, "These three performers have dozens of hit songs and lifetimes of stories to tell," and they are sure to tell them this weekend. Chip Taylor has 50 years years as a professional songwriter under his belt. He penned hits recorded by Janis Joplin, The Hollies, Linda Ronstadt and Ike and Tina Turner. From "…
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Sanctuary Concerts host the popular singer Saturday.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Sanctuary Concert Head Scott Sheldon confirmed Saturday's concert with folk singer and songwriter Josh Ritter has sold out. Ritter is described by Sheldon as a "wildly popular and dynamic" artist and performer. Paste Magazine named him one of the World's 100 Best Living Songwriters in 2006. The Moscow, Idaho native was also acclaimed by The New York Times, which said of Ritter, "[H]e sets out to carry a world of ideas on a few basic chords….there is no limit to the depth and ambition of his songs.” Writing for Esquire, Mary-Louise Parker said, “If you love music and have a device on which to play it, you should listen to Josh Ritter.” Ritter was prepared to study neuroscientists, like both his parents, when in high school he discovered …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Sanctuary Concerts kick off their 2012-13 concert season with this folk/pop duo.
The Sanctuary Concert Series is back for another season, and they will open this year with The Kennedys. This folk/pop duo, consisting of married couple Pete and Maura will take a break from their tour with Nanci Griffith to perform at the Sanctuary Concert Series Saturday. The couple met in 1992 when they were both members of Griffith's band. Since striking out on their own in 1994, Sanctuary Concert head Scott Sheldon said they "have been remarkable in their virtuosity and their prolific creative output." In the 18 years the couple have performed, they have released 11 albums as a pair and a further 11 with other performers, either as a couple or individual collaborators. Entertainment Weekly described their musical creations as "…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sanctuary Concerts bring the multi-Grammy award winner to Chatham for an intimate concert.
The Sanctuary Concerts present Grammy-winning singer Suzy Bogguss Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. 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 …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Sanctuary Concert Series and Chatham Patch team up to give residents the chance to win.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Sanctuary Concert Series presents John McEuen, the founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township Saturday at 8 p.m. McEuen formed the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with a friend who worked with him in a magic store in California. Forty-five years later, McEuen continues to add to his performing experience, with over 8,500 live concerts and 300 television shows both with the band and as a solo performer. This Grammy nominee has recorded over 40 albums, including six solo albums, and has earned four platinum awards, five gold recognition awards, CMA and AMC awards, an Emmy nomination and an IBMA Record of the Year award. His radio show "Acoustic Traveller" on Sirius/XM's The Village is now in its …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Sanctuary Concert Series presents the folk legend Saturday evening.
This week the Sanctuary Concert Series presents Loudon Wainwright III, the legendary singer and songwriter, at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. Loudon started his singing career in folk clubs in Boston and New York in the 1960s. Since that time, he has recorded 21 albums and been nominated for two Grammy awards in 1985 and 1986. In 2010 he won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for his record "High Wide & Handsome." He has performed in 13 television shows and films, including M*A*S*H* and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Opening for Loudon will be his sister Sloan Wainwright, another accomplished folk singer in her own right. A frequent performer at the Sanctuary Concert Series, Sloan pairs her rich alto voice with a musical …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The heartfelt singer and songwriter performs in Chatham on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The Sanctuary Concert Series presents Dar Williams and Hugh Blumenfeld in concert Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. Williams is, in the words of Sanctuary Concert head Scott Sheldon, a "passionate, intensely personal" folk singer who has collected a devoted "legion of enthusiastic fans," thanks to her wry and insightful songs. Her material covers matters of religion, gender roles and middle-class life. A native of upstate New York, Williams learned to play the guitar at 9 and wrote her first song at 11. She majored in theater and religion at Wesleyan University. In 1995 she released her first album, "The Honesty Room," and since then has released 12 other solo and live performance albums. She uses a keen …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Bern performs in the Sanctuary Concert Series Saturday.
Dan Bern, a singer and songwriter in the vein of Woody Guthrie, performs in Chatham Saturday at 8 p.m. Bern is a musician, lyricist, painter, storyteller, novelist, poet, satirist and artist. He has released 17 albums and composed over 500 songs. Reviewers have compared him to Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, but is, in the words of Sanctuary Concerts Head Scott Sheldon, "much funnier." His talents also translate into soundtrack composition. Bern had 14 songs on the soundtrack to the 2007 spoof film "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," and several tracks on the soundtrack to "Get Him to the Greek" in 2010. Caleb Hawley, an "American Idol" finalist who auditioned for the show in New Jersey, opens for Bern at Saturday…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Irish-American soprano performs in Chatham Saturday.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Sanctuary Concert Series presents Irish-American soprano Cathie Ryan in concert at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township Saturday night. According to Scott Sheldon, coordinator of the Sancutary Concert Series, Cathie Ryan spent seven years as the lead singer of the all-female group Cherish the Ladies, where she developed a reputation as one of Celtic music's most enduring singer-songwriters. Her original songs have been recorded by various Irish singers, including Frances Black and Mary Black. The Los Angeles Times recently dubbed her "one of the leading voices in Celting music," and was named "Irish Female Vocalist of the Decade" by the Irish American News. Walt Michael, formerly of the Bottle Hill Boys, performs as Ryan's …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tickets are sold out for the second concert in the Sanctuary's 2011-12 season.
Folk music fans can catch music history when guitarist Jorma Kaukonen will perform at the Sanctuary Concert Series, at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township Saturday 8 p.m. Kaukonen made a name for himself as a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and a collaborator with Janis Joplin. These days he performs as a solo artist and also with his band Hot Tuna. When not performing, Kaukonen teaches guitar at the Fur Peace Ranch in southeast Ohio. He said he started playing music while growing up in Washington, DC. “I want to quote musician Chris Smith on this,” said Kaukonen. “When I was I a kid, I fell [into music] and I never fell out.” As a kid, Kaukonen began playing piano and by the age of 15 he was playing guitar. “I became very …