Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Canadian duo performs at Sanctuary this weekend.
Thursday, January 10
The Sanctuary Concert Series hosts the Canadian singing duo Dala at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township at 8 p.m. Saturday. Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine met in a high school music class in 2002 and formed a band name taken from the last two letters of their first names. In the last 11 years they have had what Sanctuary Concerts Head Scott Sheldon described as "a meteoric rise," from music festival appearances to a feature on PBS called "Girls from the North Country." DALA's fifth album, "Everyone is Someone," was called the Album of the Year in 2010 by The Irish Post. The album joined the group's repertoire, which includes five Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Group. Their song “…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Folk-rock master takes center stage at The Sanctuary Concerts Oct. 27.
Over the past 40-plus years, singer-songwriter-guitarist Al Stewart has created and continues to make sonic art that's not afraid to venture outside of the pop-music beaten path. The Scottish legend—who grew up in England and now lives in California—will bring his singular talents and historically themed classics to Chatham Oct. 27 when he performs as part of The Sanctuary Concerts music series. "I've played there twice before, I think," Stewart said, adding that he enjoys performing for the renowned folk-centric series. "It doesn't feel much like a church; it feels like a concert hall. I am not tempted to sing hymns." Stewart is in the middle of a series of performance dates taking him to different parts of the nation, sometimes alone, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Award-winning multi-instrumentalist comes to The Sanctuary Concerts with Al Stewart on Oct. 27.
The old saying says to be careful what you wish for, because you just may get it. Virginia native Dave Nachmanoff says that from the time he was a young boy, he wanted to be a musician on the road. Today, he is just that. He is the musical right hand of his musical hero, touring regularly with folk-rock master Al Stewart (best known for 1970s hits "Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages"), and the two will perform at The Sanctuary Concerts in Chatham Oct. 27. He's also a prolific solo artist in his own right, a singer-songwriter, master guitarist and producer—and a husband and father of two. Sit still? As if. It's evident watching him perform with Stewart, whose music he's adored since boyhood. Nachmanoff is the guitar virtuoso to Stewart's …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The two singers and songwriters perform Saturday in a rare duo concert in Chatham.
The Sanctuary Concerts present David Wilcox and Susan Werner together in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. Wilcox has been a working musician for over 20 years, releasing 16 albums between 1987 and 2011. His music, according to Sanctuary Concerts head Scott Sheldon, "is soulful, poetic and engagingly philosophical." His signature, Sheldon said, is his "harp-like open-tuned guitar." Wilcox has performed at Carnegie Hall and done worldwide tours to great critical acclaim in his years as a singer, songwriter and performer. He has also performed much closer to Chatham in a benefit concert in Westfield for Coffee With Conscience in spring 2008. The Los Angeles Times raved about Wilcox's "comforting, …