An Intimate Evening with Kate Campbell, Christal Prout (of Chatham Street), and Grace Pettis
Since making her recording debut in 1995 with the heart-rending Songs From The Levee, singer/songwriter Kate Campbell has since put together a body of work matched only (perhaps) by Emmylou in consistency, Lucinda Williams in terms of pure, wrenching, honest self-examination and self-revelation and no one for its sheer display of broad-based, intimate artfulness. While doing so, she has managed to include the likes of Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Maura O'Connell, Buddy Miller and the heart of the Muscle Shoals classic soul and R&B hit-making machine as both admirers and collaborators in her distinctly literate musical vision.
Her endearing, clear-water vocal delivery, eloquent gift for storytelling (which has drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern writing tradition as Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and William Faulkner) and easy command of a full-range of American music styles, have combined to earn Campbell recognition as a formidable talent by critics, musicians and a discerning public. Kate's sublime Moonpie Dreams (1997) and Visions Of Plenty (1998) each garnered "Folk Album Of The Year" nominations from the Nashville Music Awards (as well as enthusiastic airplay by folk and Americana stations), while the southern-folk tinged Rosaryville (1999) and the gospel flavored Wandering Strange (2001) extended the upward-bound arc.
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In 4 short years, Christal Prout has written nearly 200 songs. Although she refers to herself as a "late-bloomer" to songwriting, she has already received 19 songwriting awards in contests such as the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, the Dallas Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest, The Worldwide Songwriter Contest, Nashville's Show Me The Music Songwriting Contest, Blooming Tunes Songwriting Contest, The Next Movie Classic Songwriting Contest, and Dallas Wildflower Music & Arts Festival Songwriting Contest, The Great American Song Contest, the E-songwriter International Songwriting Contest, the Peace-driven Song Award, the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest, the Songwriter Universe Song Contest, and the AcousticRoundtable Songwriting Contest. Two CD's of her songs have been released under the band name of "Chatham Street", a duo she shares with her husband, Peter Prout, who accompanies on acoustic and electric guitar. Christal does all of the writing, singing, and arranging of the original music they perform and record, as well as playing acoustic guitar, banjitar, and harmonica. The success of Christal's songs has also earned the duo 3 WAMMIE nominations, which is the Washington DC equivalent of the Grammy's. In April this year, the duo opened for "Seldom Scene" at the beautiful Weinberg Center for Arts in Frederick, MD. This past September they played at the renowned "Birchmere", where they opened for Don McLean (famous for songs "Bye Bye Miss American Pie" and "Vincent"). They have also opened for Larry Keel, John McCutcheon, Catie Curtis, and Christine Lavin. They performed at the Strathmore Mansion last fall, and recently opened for Janet Robin (guitarist with Lindsey Buckingham (of Fleetwood Mac), Heart, and more). Most recently they had the very rare privilege of opening for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer "Dave Mason", author of hits such as "We Just Disagree", and "Feelin' Alright". "Chatham Street" is currently at work on their 3rd recording of Christal's songs, which is expected to be released later this year.
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In her short career, Grace Pettis has built a reputation as a respected songwriter among artists, industry, and fans. The winner of NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Contest,Grace has amassed an impressive collection of awards, accolades, and glowing reviews.
Grace partnered for a second time with producer Billy Crockett and Blue Rock Studio to make her critically acclaimed "TWO BIRDS" album (2012). Maverick Magazine featured a FIVE STAR review, touting "If you purchase only one album this year, TWO BIRDS is it!" For Grace, the album was a success long before its release. Loyal fans contributed roughly $32,000 to its making. TWO BIRDS marks the culmination of years of writing, touring and surviving as an independent artist.
Saturday, October 26
Doors: 7pm | Music: 8pm
$20 ADV | $25 DOOR
Bright Box Theater (View)
15 N Loudoun St, Suite 100
Winchester, VA 22601
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|