Tracy Drach & Natalie Farr Concert
Tracy Drach & Natalie Farr Concert
Benefits Urban Ministries of Durham
Friday, October 7, at 7 PM
St. Philip's Parish Hall, Downtown Durham
Strings Attached Productions presents a pair of area ex-pats as its next concert benefiting Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD). Tracy Drach, from Pittsburgh, and Natalie Farr, from Santa Fe, perform a special "two-fer" concert Friday, October 7, at 7 PM, in the Parish Hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in downtown Durham (403 E Main Street at Queen Street). These two singer/songwriters offer an evening of eclectic acoustic music. Playing first, Tracy tends toward wise and winsome originals and standards across a broad range of folk, blues, jazz and swing songs. Natalie's music tends towards the darker side, full of introspection, wistfulness and an appreciation of the natural world.
About Tracy Drach
Longtime Triangle musical mainstay Tracy Drach returns for a vibrant set of her practically patented "Drach'n'Droll." After graduating from UNC, Tracy soaked up tales of the odd and wonderful from behind bars, books and by bringing the best music by women to eager ears the world over. In addition to solo shows, Tracy played with the feisty combo Blues in Your Shoes. Now living in Pittsburgh, she stays busy performing solo, in a duo with Eve Goodman and as a member of the Renaissance City Choir. Enjoy original favorites, sultry standards and discover what new things Tracy's picked up in Pittsburgh.
About Natalie Farr
Natalie Farr also returns to the area of her college days for a set of songs both beautiful and baleful. In the early days of Chapel Hill's indie rock scene, the Baited Breath label released "Wondering," Natalie's debut record. Then, in the alternative music incubator of Atlanta, major music biz attention resulted in her sweeping James Mastro-produced disc "Swept." After years of mystical music making in ever-spiritual/spirit-filled Santa Fe, Natalie breaks from enlightening undergrads to share her observations, aspirations and inspirations from her deep catalog of deeper songs.
About Strings Attached Productions
Strings Attached Productions' unique listening-room environment assures an unparalleled concert experience, enhanced by the availability of a variety of refreshments, including water, soda, wine and Triangle Brewing Company beer, as well as savory and sweet snacks. Concert goers may also wish to arrive early to enjoy a nearby meal from UMD supporters Old Havana Sandwich Shop, 310 East Main Street. Additionally, Durham's free Bull City Connector bus line stops steps away from the concert venue at St. Philip's Parish Hall. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 day of show ($8 for youth for show or childcare). Visit www.stphilipsdurham.org or call 682-5708 for more information and to purchase advance tickets. While children are welcome to attend concerts, professional childcare is also available on site.
Since 2003, Strings Attached has presented acclaimed regional and national artists in the Parish Hall at St. Philip's Episcopal Church (403 E Main St, downtown Durham). Past performers include Red Molly, Kate Campbell, Claire Holley, Thad Cockerell, Jeff Black, Bill Mallonee, Michelle Malone, Mary Gauthier, John Wesley Harding, John McCutcheon, Carrie Newcomer, Barbara Lamb, John Gorka, Anna Hutto and more. In addition to seeing some of the best contemporary performers, every Strings Attached concert performance benefits the work of Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD).
About Urban Ministries of Durham
Welcoming over 6,000 people each year, many of whom are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless, the mission of Urban Ministries of Durham is to provide food, clothing and supportive services to neighbors in need. For many of them, UMD is the initial entry point to Durham's system of homeless service providers. In addition to UMD serving this population through its Community Café, Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry and Clothing Closet, Journey Program case management services and Hope/Believe Recovery Program, the aim is to also connect people with partnering agencies who can provide the additional assistance needed for long term housing and stability.
Looking ahead, Strings Attached presents acclaimed Americana artist Ana Egge Friday, January 27. Touring in support of her just-released, Steve Earle-produced disc "Bad Blood," this collection of thoughtful, ever tuneful songs explore personal struggles to cope with the mental illness that struck members of Ana's family. Rolling Stone more colorfully calls her latest effort "folk-rock storytelling stained red and flush with madness."
Parish Hall, St. Philip's Episcopal Church (View)
403 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
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