3/9: WPA presents the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, 4pm. In the Rockfish Lounge.
3/14: Coffee House Music: Sound Direction
In the fall of 1995, six area musicians brought their love of music together to form Sound Direction, which would become one of the area’s most long-standing and endearing a cappella groups. Eighteen years and countless performances later, they have appeared throughout Virginia, delighting audiences with their eclectic program, light-hearted humor and vocal stylings. They bring music to life with their tight harmonies, vocal purity and audience appeal. An evening with Sound Direction features vocal jazz, popular standards, novelty numbers, folk tunes and seasonal music. 7:30pm/$7, In the Rockfish Lounge. Refreshments available.
4/11: Coffee House Music: Terra Voce
Terra Voce is known for lively and creative programs combining the diverse and the unexpected. Cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill thrill audiences with their virtuosity, engaging, conversational style of presentation, and their genre-expanding programs that explore a wide range of musical styles, traditions, and cross-cultural influence. Contrary to what most would expect from a flute and cello, their arrangements test the limits of what is possible on just two instruments. 7:30pm/$7, In the Rockfish Lounge. Listen at www.terravoce.com.
5/9: Coffee House Music: Travis Book & Sarah Siskind
Sarah Siskind’s music is not easily explained or contained. She’s a singer and songwriter based in Virginia and grounded in Appalachian roots, but one who transcends category with a beguiling fusion of the traditional and the modern. Whether solo or fronting a band, Sarah creates emotionally charged soundscapes that consistently delight and surprise even her long-time fans. For this show, Sarah performs with her husband Travis Book, who is well-known as the bassist for the Infamous Stringdusters. More info TBA. Listen at www.sarahsiskind.com.