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Anne Hills wsg Matt Watroba

Friday, September 22 @ 7:30 pm

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Friday, September 22 @ 10:00 pm

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University United Methodist Church (UUMC)

Anne Hills wsg Matt Watroba

Old friends Anne Hills and Matt Watroba will join together to share a night of new songs and old favorites.

About Anne Hills:

“Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.” — Tom Paxton

Anne Hills is one of the most beloved voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances, her unique solo and collaborative recording projects, and her overall artistry and benefit work. Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has been a certified folk classic since the late 1990s. Whether she is singing her own songs, the words of six-year-old Opal Whiteley, or her song settings of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley; accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. You won’t want to miss a chance to hear her songs and stories in person. She tours extensively, winning over audiences with her warm, lively and humorous performances. The AllMusic Guide says, “A stunning soprano tone has made Anne Hills one of contemporary music’s premiere vocalists … Her knack for writing heartfelt songs [has] brought her to the upper echelon of her craft.” and Tom Paxton says, “Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”

https://annehills.com/

 

About Matt Watroba:

Many knew Matt Watroba as the voice of folk music in Michigan for his work with WDET–Detroit Public Radio. As producer and host of the “Folks Like Us” program, and nationally syndicated shows for Sing Out Radio Magazine and Folk Alley, Watroba has come in contact with many aspects of folk music and culture.

Locally, folks know Matt from his current WKAR, 90.5 fm folk music radio show, “Folk with Matt Watroba” now in its sixth year on the air.

This extensive knowledge of folk and roots music has helped shape Matt’s repertoire and musical presentation – one that is unique on stages across the state and country.

One of Matt’s passions is leading community singing events, which he does all over Michigan and beyond. Matt is committed to inspiring the world to sing – one town at a time.

In 2019, Matt, along with his life-long musical partner Robert Jones, co-founded the Detroit non-profit, Common Chords. Also in 2019, Matt was inducted into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame at the Folk Alliance International (FAI) conference in Montreal.

https://mattwatroba.net/

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Online ticket sales will stop at 5pm the day of the show. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door, starting at 6:30 pm.
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Details

Date:
Friday, September 22
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Website:
http://www.annehills.com

Venue

University United Methodist Church (UUMC)
1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Phone:
(517) 337-7744

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