• Local musicians bring singer, songwriter talents to the Down East Saloon
By Randi Somers
Five Homer recording artists whose CDs were recorded in Milo Matthews’ “LoveLifeMusic” Studio, will collaborate to produce a singer/songwriter showcase concert at the Down East Saloon tomorrow, July 18, from 8-11 p.m.
The concert will feature performances by local musical talents, Cindy McKenna, Lindianne Sarno, Sharon Friesen Schulz, Sunrise (Kilcher) Sjoeberg and Sally Wills.
The show culminates with all the artists singing Sharon Schulz’s anthem, “Alaska Is My Home.”
Sally Wills, vocalist with the Seafaring Strangers, writes contemporary folk-pop and has a vocal style that echoes with blues. Wills said she will perform some new, yet-to-be-released songs.
Sjoeberg, Homer’s quintessential harmony vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, known for enhancing other people’s music, will present her own songs on environmental and personal themes.
Schulz writes sweet folk-rock-pop songs on themes of love, nature, living in the moment and Alaskana. She will share songs from her recently released album, “Fireweed.”
Sarno, a talented pianist and fiddler, recently released her CD, “Arctic Child Suite.” The music for it was composed for Tom Irons and Jean Aspen’s film, “Arctic Son.” Sarno is noted for her thought-provoking lyrics.
Cindy McKenna, a country/folk artist, writes “folk music with a twist of bluegrass and country.” Her CD, “Joy of Life,” features several heart-stirring songs.
Maka Fairman originated the concept of the songbirds’ collaboration, with Mike Fairman serving as sound producer. Lee Carpenter, Sjoeberg and Sarno will add instrumental accompaniment.
All recording artists’ CDs will be available for purchase, and a guest book for audience feedback will also be available following the show.
Sarno and Schulz have worked together to co-produce the show.
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