Rene Bailey and Saints of Swing Introduce "Good Old Songs"
"This is what it's all about!" says Ulster County's beloved Rene Bailey. On Sunday August 20, at 3:00 pm, Ms. Bailey, with assistance from the Saints of Swing, will raise a joyful noise featuring selections from her first-ever gospel music CD called "Good Old Songs" at Rosendale Theatre. An afternoon of high energy music in praise of the Almighty, Rene invites her many fans and well-wishers to join her in the celebration of her life-long dream of recording the CD.
The CD launch is a fund-raiser for Rosendale Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The price of admission includes refreshments. Copies of "Good Old Songs" will be available for purchase at Rosendale Theatre. For additional information check out www.rosendaletheatre.org or call (845) 658-8989. And remember, there's plenty of parking behind the Theatre and on Main Street!
Ms. Bailey has had a remarkable career. She first started singing gospel as a young girl in the church that her family attended back home in Georgia. Moving north to Connecticut, she hit the New York City music scene where she sang blues and jazz. The transition from gospel to nightclub work came naturally. She spent 20 years as a featured vocalist at the Peg Leg Bates Country Club and for an equally long time she has fronted the Saints of Swing. Combining gospel, jazz, and rhythm/blues, she has performed with such great artists as Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Dave Brubeck, Ruth Brown, Paul Anka, Sam Cooke, and many more. Meanwhile, she kept her church roots, and today she is the music director for Samsonville United Methodist Church.
Eli Winograd, owner of Lone Pine Road Recording Studios, who produced the CD says, I'm primarily just a big fan, not only of her music, but of Rene as a human being. It's just an honor to work on a project with her To be able to help her make her first album has been one of the great joys of my professional life in music. That sentiment is shared by many of the people who play on the record. I can't imagine someone being more respected and admired by the musicians who play with her, and the people who know her. When she sings, her soul-channel opens wide up and pours out with real, honest love-power and be-here-now energy.
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