Posted by: gdevi | March 29, 2011

Celebrate Women’s History Month with music by Christine Smith

Please join us as we celebrate the winding down of March and Women’s History Month with a music performance by Christine Smith on March 30th, 6pm at Bentley S 06/07. Please see the attached flyer for details.

A talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Smith has toured nationally and internationally as a piano-player and vocalist with well-known artists such as Crash Test Dummies, Jesse Malin and Ryan Adams. Village Records described Smith’s CD *Tomorrow Blues* as the 2006 break-out disc of the year. Smith presently writes and sings with the Philadelphia-based group Marah described by the Entertainment Weekly as “great in the scat, bop, and jive way Springsteen was great on The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle.”

Smith will play original songs, standards and covers. The event is free and open to public, so please join us; bring your family and friends.

Christine Smith’s performance is co-sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Studies, the HOPE Center, FASSt Commission, Office of Social Equity, and the Office of Human and Cultural Diversity.


P.M.

Christine played a beautiful concert this evening. Christine and Dave came around 4pm to set up the room and the equipments; I let them in and went back to work and then to pick up D. We all came back around 5:30pm–D, K, our neighbor’s little girl Sierra. We had a good audience for this Wednesday evening. Christine played a mix of her original songs, covers and standards. She has a beautiful voice perfect for these solid textual songs; she sang one of the best versions of Tom Waits’s Blue Valentine that I have heard so far. I liked all the songs she played from her CD Tomorrow Blues which she described as “darkly romantic” all story songs with characters–Age of Indifference, Make You Mine, Evil, Car Alarm Choir Lullaby, You and Me and Piano, Down the Street, Good looking out and Tomorrow Blues. Standards and covers included Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust, Blue Valentines, Fever, and The Cure’s Lovecats. She was quite generous–invited D to play When the Saints go Marching In — D played the right hand and she played the left hand, and another little girl in the audience who was her student as well played Minuet in G with her. They are a lovely couple–Christine and Dave.  We hope to hear Dave play too sometime soon; he reminded us of our friend Ron, a gentle person. [I should check out their group Marah, I don’t know any of these young singers — Jesse Malin, Ryan Adams–I know a few songs by Crash Test Dummies –Afternoons and Coffeespoons, When I go out with artists — when I get some time I should listen to all these new people.] A wonderful evening, and after a week of bad political news, everyone felt so light and wonderful after this beautiful concert! Thanks Christine!

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