Blues and slide guitar, lap steel and dobro virtuoso Natalia Zukerman will open the winter portion of our 2012/13 series at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage. Natalia grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, worked in mural arts in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays and paints in Brooklyn NY. She is the daughter of NAC Orchestra violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and classical musician Eugenia Zukerman and sister of opera singer Arianna Zukerman. Here third CD ‘Gas Station Roses’ was released to critical acclaim in 2011. With diverse influences that include folk, jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass, country and classical, Natalia has been described by US public radio as “an example of the finest Americana.” She combines her unique slide guitar playing style with seductive vocals, a painter’s observing eye, unapologetic writing, and sharp wit. As the New Yorker writes of her: “Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.”
Opening for Natalia will be Awna Teixeira. Awna wowed the St. Lawrence Stage audience several years ago when she was touring the globe as part of the band Po’Girl. With Po’ Girl taking a brief hiatus, Awna has taken on a solo project after her recent release of ‘Where the Darkness Goes’. In what is being described as an astounding solo debut, Awna’s sound is a bit hillbilly, a bit folk, a whole lot of roots and her performance is filled with the richly textured tunes and musical vision that only a multi-instrumentalist like Awna can bring to her craft.
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door (all tickets are general admission). Tickets are available at Basket Case in Morrisburg, Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall and Compact Music in Ottawa. The show starts at 7pm.
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