Come and join us at the Rear Window as we welcome Karyn Oliver to the stage. This was the only day she could make it by our place, so we figured it is definitely worth a try ... this will be great evening!
2011 Kerrville Newfolk Finalist
2011 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist
2010 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Winner
Karyn Oliver has been turning heads on both sides of the Atlantic with her skillful songwriting and a passionate, soulful voice that could break your heart through a brick wall. Based in Baltimore, MD, she attracts fans of folk, blues, rock, and country with her memorable melodies, sophisticated arrangements, deeply personal lyrics, and vocal fireworks, all ably displayed on her brand new CD, Red Dress.
Produced by Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith) and featuring an all-star cast of experienced Nashville musicians, Red Dress shows Oliver at her sultriest ("Right Now"), bittersweetly melancholy ("Candy Dish"), and playfully flirtatious ("Baby Don't Speak"). "October Day" transforms one woman's story into a universal message about dreams that are lost and then recovered in an unexpected guise, while "June is Leaving" shows off Oliver's gift for looking at the common through an uncommon and captivating eye.
Oliver's Baltimore CD release comes on the heels of a whirlwind tour of the UK and European continent, and her successful debut at Boston's best-known folk venue, the venerable Club Passim.
Oliver is an active contributor to the acoustic and Americana music scene in the Baltimore-DC area, as a past President and current board member of the Baltimore Songwriters Association, and the host of WLOY radio's "The Mobtown Couch" since 2005. Oliver's weekly radio show highlights singer-songwriters with a particular emphasis on homegrown Baltimore musicians. She has regular visitors performing, as well as doing some of her own live material each week.
Oliver's music has been featured on radio stations in both the U.S. and Europe, including WLOY, WRYR, Radio Crystal Blue, Moray Firth Radio, The Upper Room with Joe Kelley, and Radio Parkstad. Oliver has also performed live on Maryland Public Television's "MPT Artworks", and Radio Midvliet in Den Haag. Executives from Sennheiser were so impressed with the quality of her voice that they requested permission to use tracks from Hurricane to demonstrate the quality of Neumann recording microphones.
The menu for tonight's show
Fiesta Chicken, Wild Rice, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Roll, Dessert (Chef's Choice) Iced Tea or Water
All lovingly prepared by Lori at the Ganado Cafe, so you know it's gonna exceed your expectations!
Rear Window Listening Room
107 East Menefee Avenue
Ganado, TX 77962