Michael de Moura
Special for the Homer Tribune
The gallery concert will feature Tim Quinn on mandolin and banjo, Jenny Martin on bass and Sunrise Kilcher-Sjoberg on melodica, back-up vocals and percussion. Also Lindianne Sarno and her fiddle will make an appearance, harmonizing for a few songs.
McKenna, known for her folksy performances at bluegrass festivals and concerts throughout Alaska, began her musical career in 1985 with the Hardly-Heard Strings band, a Homer collective which played for square dances and benefits.
These days she sells produce at the Farmer’s Market and works as a nurse, but still stays active musically. A few weeks ago she “experimented with rock” during Out of the Woodwork; last summer McKenna played at Concert on the Lawn, Seldovia’s Summer Solstice Festival and at Mermaid Café.
Premiered at the Anchorage Folk Festival in January, her newest song “Star” is part of Friday’s set list as “a first for Homer.”
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Admission for anyone under 18 costs $5, $10 for HCOA members and $15 for general audience. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore, homerart.org or at the door.
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