Singers/songwriters share secrets of the craft

  • Oct. 10, 2012 3:01 p.m.

Check out the second concert in the Songwriter Series on Oct. 14 at the Davenport Church of Christ.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the event starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

This is the second concert in the Songwriter Series (of what will hopefully become a monthly singer/songwriting series featuring talent songwriters from Alberta and beyond).

All three singer/songwriters — Rob Heath, Chloe Albert and folk/pop duo The Skips – will be on the stage at once taking turns to lend voices to their delightfully varied experiences and observations.

Organizers describe it as a fascinating evening where improvisation and spontaneity abound. This fun atmosphere encourages informal interplay and camaraderie among performers and audience alike.

Heath is first and foremost a storyteller who just happens to be a songwriter.

His professional recognition includes winning a Radio Music Award for Songwriting, a nomination for a Canadian Folk Music Award and a New Folk winner at the highly regarded Kerrville Folk Festival. Heath has written for Glen Campbell Music, Don Goodman Music, and Criterion/Atlantic Music (publishers for Rodney Crowell, Roseanna Cash and Lyle Lovett). A new CD, The Trick, will be released in early 2013.

Albert’s debut CD Dedicated State garnered the attention of the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2008 where she took home the ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ Award.

Since then, she has continued to write and play songs at folk festivals and folk clubs all over Canada and Nashville. Her sophomore album is due out in February.

Finally, The Skips show a love for quirky lyrics and thrift store instruments. Mike Siek is the melodic half of the Skips (guitar, bass, Omnichord, harmonies, drums, and more). He spent his teen years fronting a cover band in Inuvik.

Marissa Kochanski writes lyrics about dismal dance floors, mean horses, tightrope walkers and on rare occasions, love. She is an associate artist of Edmonton’s Firefly Theatre and Circus, and wrote lyrics for their aerial musical spectacle Duck Duck Bang.

-Weber

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