OtterCreek

Tuesday October 21, 2014  7:00pm

Meeteetse School Gym

tickets:  Adults $10  Seniors/Students $8

 

With 10 instruments between them and 53 strings to tune Otter Creek  burst onto the national Folk scene in 2012 with back to back hit albums on the Folk Charts. In the 4 years since the husband and wife duo began playing together, Otter Creek has won multiple awards for their virtuosic instrumentals, adept songwriting, and visionary arrangements of traditional and original tunes. They have drawn praise from around the country leading one critic to describe them as “a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect.” Their second album Shiver Into Spark (September 2012) has garnered attention as a collection of “songs that appeal to the heart and mind as well as the ear” and a work of “superb musicianship underpinned by stunning technique” (Greg Harness, Rootsworld Magazine).

Often compared to Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Pete and Anne Sibley, or Tim O’Brien, Otter Creek’s classical training, combined with Peter’s deep roots in the folk tradition enable them to cross boundaries among musical genres. They have performed with the Salt Lake Choral Artists and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society in the Utah and Nevada premieres of Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass, and performed with the Utopia Early Music Ensemble in programs that blend classical and folk traditions. They are also sought after session musicians and in addition to frequent studio work have performed on stage with well-known singer songwriters Peter Mayer, Kate MacLeod, and Alicia McGovern and have opened for acts such as Claire Lynch and Mitch Barrett.

In addition to their polished sound as a duo, Peter and Mary’s daughters, (The Three Muses) often appear on stage with them. Drawing frequent comparisons to the Peasall Sisters their three part harmony and infectious charm never fail to put a smile on every face in the room.

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Perla Batalla

Tuesday November 11, 2014  7:30pm

Nelson Performing Arts Center in Powell

tickets:  Adults $15  Seniors/Students $12

Perla Batalla

Grammy nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla was born in Los Angeles, CA. Her father was a musician and owned a popular Spanish language record store. She first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen who later encouraged Perla to embark on a solo career.

Perla released her debut cd, Perla Batalla on the Warner/Discovery label to great critical success. Like many original artists, Perla opted to go independent early on, releasing her second album, “Mestiza” (meaning of mixed blood) on her own Mechuda Music label. “Heaven and Earth” followed, completing the Mestiza song-cycle. Both CD’s were co-written with David Batteau. They offer a vision of a vibrant culture still nourished and inhabited by mysticism, imagery, magic and myth. Amazon named Mestiza Best Independent Release of the year.

Perla Batalla’s mission of honoring her roots and exposing young audiences to the beauty of music and the Spanish language is ongoing in her outreach endeavors throughout some of the under-served communities in the United States. She has been the recipient of the United Nations Earth Charter Award for extraordinary devotion to social and economic justice. She is also the recipient of Border Book Festivals’, Premio Fronterizo Award for healing work in the world.

www.perla.com

Grammy nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla was born in Los Angeles,  CA. Her father was a musician and owned a popular Spanish language record store. She first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen who later encouraged Perla to embark on a solo career. – See more at: http://www.perla.com/bio/#sthash.eQQ3QYPo.dpuf
Grammy nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla was born in Los Angeles,  CA. Her father was a musician and owned a popular Spanish language record store. She first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen who later encouraged Perla to embark on a solo career.
 
Perla released her debut cd, Perla Batalla on the Warner/Discovery label to great critical success. Like many original artists, Perla opted to go independent early on, releasing her second album, “Mestiza” (meaning of mixed blood) on her own Mechuda Music label. “Heaven and Earth” followed, completing the Mestiza song-cycle. Both CD’s were co-written with David Batteau. They offer a vision of a vibrant culture still nourished and inhabited by mysticism, imagery, magic and myth. Amazon named Mestiza Best Independent Release of the year.

- See more at: http://www.perla.com/bio/#sthash.eQQ3QYPo.dpuf

Grammy nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla was born in Los Angeles,  CA. Her father was a musician and owned a popular Spanish language record store. She first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen who later encouraged Perla to embark on a solo career.
 
Perla released her debut cd, Perla Batalla on the Warner/Discovery label to great critical success. Like many original artists, Perla opted to go independent early on, releasing her second album, “Mestiza” (meaning of mixed blood) on her own Mechuda Music label. “Heaven and Earth” followed, completing the Mestiza song-cycle. Both CD’s were co-written with David Batteau. They offer a vision of a vibrant culture still nourished and inhabited by mysticism, imagery, magic and myth. Amazon named Mestiza Best Independent Release of the year.

- See more at: http://www.perla.com/bio/#sthash.eQQ3QYPo.dpuf

Grammy nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla was born in Los Angeles,  CA. Her father was a musician and owned a popular Spanish language record store. She first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen who later encouraged Perla to embark on a solo career.
 
Perla released her debut cd, Perla Batalla on the Warner/Discovery label to great critical success. Like many original artists, Perla opted to go independent early on, releasing her second album, “Mestiza” (meaning of mixed blood) on her own Mechuda Music label. “Heaven and Earth” followed, completing the Mestiza song-cycle. Both CD’s were co-written with David Batteau. They offer a vision of a vibrant culture still nourished and inhabited by mysticism, imagery, magic and myth. Amazon named Mestiza Best Independent Release of the year.

- See more at: http://www.perla.com/bio/#sthash.eQQ3QYPo.dpuf

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