Saturday March 19, 2022
FocusMusic, Uptown Concerts, WFMA & SAW Present a Tribute to Reba Heyman
Co-sponsored by Uptown Concerts, WFMA & SAW, the Reba Heyman Tribute Concert will occur on March 19, 2022 at the Olney Theater in Olney, Maryland. Fourteen acts will be there to celebrate Reba: Stephanie Corby, Ronny Cox, Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve, Lara Herscovitch, The Kennedys, Kate McDonnell, Dan Navarro, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jenny Reynolds, SONiA disappear fear, LisaBeth Weber, Annie Wenz and Jack Williams.
Tickets are $25 in advance ($25 at the door to members, $35 at the door to non-members, day-of pricing for the virtual ticket : $35) and include a video of the event which can either be viewed Live if you're not feeling comfortable being at an in-person show, or watched in post to relive the show!
COVID restrictions updated as-of 1/13/22 per Olney Theatre :
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED AT INDOOR PERFORMANCES
Masks and proof of COVID vaccination are required to attend for all patrons. Exemptions may be made for those who are not vaccinated, such as children under 5, people with certain medical conditions preventing vaccination, or those with closely held religious beliefs. These patrons must provide proof of a timely negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours or a rapid antigen test taken within six hours of showtime.
Along with a photo ID, please be prepared to show one of the following proofs of vaccination:
You may present either your original vaccine card, a legible digital or hard copy
You may present one of the commonly used vaccine passport apps that verify both your vaccination status and i.d. such as Health Pass, Bindle, VaxYes
Digital vaccination cards through your home Health Department (check with your state/county’s Health Department if not listed here): Maryland, DC, Virginia
IF you’re even feeling a little tickle at the back of your throat, better safe than sorry, please stay home and tune into our Live webcast of the evening. This will be viewable for ALL ticket holders after the event as a thank you for attending the show!
Many thanks to our co-sponsors for this show! In no particular order - the folks at Songwriters Association of Washington (saw.org), World Folk Music Association (WFMA.net) and Uptown Concerts (uptownconcerts.com) have provided invaluable support financially, logistically and with their staff. Thank you all!
About the performers :
“Stephanie Corby's remarkable vocal range - from a husky, sultry alto to a true soprano that lifts the musical lines in a near-astonishing way - is the marked feature of "More to Show You." A pleasure to listen to, it's going to make its mark on Americana playlists in the near future.” - John McLaughlin, Host/Producer, WMUC-FM. More at stephaniecorby.com.
Ronny Cox’s Wikipedia entry describes him as an actor, singer-songwriter and storyteller, but as far as he’s concerned, it’s the other way around. “Storyteller” definitely comes first. That becomes evident as soon as he starts reeling off bits of his history, delivering one fascinating anecdote after another about his music career, his myriad stage and screen roles, and even his lengthy marriage to his high-school sweetheart, the only girlfriend he ever had. More at ronnycox.com.
Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve have been making music together since they met in 1994. Recognized in folk circles for her incredible voice and intelligent songwriting since the mid 90's, Michigan-based Terry Gonda held back on releasing a full length album until she believed her performance and outlook on life had ripened sufficiently. The results can be heard on her first full-length CD, "love, lose, repeat", and the strategy appears to have worked. The KCC Music Room recently commented "Gonda's work shows a maturity and warmth missing from much of the music scene these days. Her rich voice is the perfect delivery medium for her songs of real life." England's BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris was so moved by her voice on the CD that he teased the audience of his national country show with a cut from her CD for two weeks in a row--six weeks before its release. More at terrygonda.com.
"[Lara Herscovitch] possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is... a rising talent who is truly someone to watch for." -Acoustic Live in New York City. More at laraherscovitch.com
Now, in their 22nd year as recording artists, The Kennedys are busier than ever, continually touring the US and UK. They're currently working on a new album, and getting ready to release Pete's autobiography. The Kennedys are an American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy. They are recognized for their harmonies and instrumental prowess, blending elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop. More at kennedysmusic.com.
Kate McDonnell’s introduction to folk music was conventional, if precocious as a four-year-old, she heard a Joan Baez album in her mother’s collection. Her reaction was somewhat less conventional: she picked up her mom’s guitar, taller than she was, and started to teach herself how to play the instrument, strung for a right-handed player, left-handed "upside down and backwards," using her stronger right hand for chording and ignoring the customary positioning of the guitar strings. Eventually, Kate realized that the guitar could be more than background padding, she started to listen to Leo Kottke, Mason Williams, Steve Howe, and others. At 16, a Baltimore-area guitarist and luthier Ken Dubourg taught Kate to play Duane Allman's Little Martha, and her skies opened. More at katemcdonnell.com.
Dan Navarro’s long and eclectic resume includes “songwriter,” “recording artist,” “singer”, “voice actor”, “road warrior” and “arts advocate” in its range of credits.
His former acoustic duo, Lowen & Navarro, released 13 albums, enjoyed widespread Triple A radio airplay and performed 1500 gigs before Eric Lowen’s retirement in 2008 and passing from ALS in 2012. Dan set out solo in 2007, and tours constantly. More at dannavarro.com.
Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician's musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His voice belies his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. From Rishi’s Garden with it’s homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty , Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent. He's starting to tour again after being featured last year on the nationally syndicated TV show Troubadour Texas. More at tomprasadarao.com.
A native New Englander, Jenny Reynolds has worked with Boston-based artists Duke Levine, Kevin Barry and Catie Curtis. She has played the Old Settlers Music Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Club Passim, the Cactus Cafe, and the Bluebird Cafe, and has worked with Grammy Nominee Ruthie Foster, and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ian McLagan. She was an Official Showcase Artist at SXSW 2008 and 2018, and was named “Best New Local Act” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2005 Critics Poll. More at jennyreynolds.com.
SONiA disappear fear (Rutstein) straps on her signature guitar, steps up to the microphone and voilà – your world is a better place. Her beautiful voice and songs illuminate truth passionately delivered. Born and based in Baltimore, SONiA continues touring in the USA and abroad, and has grown to be loved around the world. To see her is to believe her. More at soniadisappearfear.com.
LisaBeth Weber wrote her first song when she was five years old, and she hasn’t stopped since. Are you a music supervisor? LisaBeth has songs for film (such as TROUBLE MAN in LIFE ON THE LINE starring John Travolta), songs for TV, songs for her heroes and sheroes to cover (wish list includes Adele, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile, Peter Gabriel, Pink, Daniel Lanois, Michael Franti, and more!). She also does performances like house concerts, music festivals, and other gigs. LisaBeth has opened shows for lotsa folks including Nanci Griffith, Ralph Stanley, Dave Grisman, Roy Clark, and dozens more. More at lisabethweber.com.
Originally from New York, NY (Queens), from a family of 7 children, Annie Wenz’s musical career hit the scene full tilt in Northampton, MA 20 years ago at the Iron Horse Concert Hall when, after years of studying piano composition with Hartford Conservatory’s Ray Cassarino, percussion with conga/cuatro virtuoso Jose Gonzalez of Puerto Rico, guitar with Viva Quetzal’s Joe Belmont, and wading through notebooks full of songs, she finally celebrated the release of her long awaited first CD… More at anniewenz.com.
Jack Williams is a South Carolinian, an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition. More at jackwilliamsmusic.com.
"...a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence... big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life... Herscovitch's music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit..." -The Boston Globe
Husband-and-wife folk/rock Americana duo The Kennedys have been writing, recording & touring for over twenty five years. Their energetic pop-influenced sound recalls Buddy Holly & The Everly Brothers.