Picker's Supply Presents

Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase
A Monthly Concert Series Featuring Original Acoustic Music

Friday, January 31, 1997, 8 pm

This Month's Songwriters ...

Stephen Bennett

Barbara Martin

Peter Fields

Al Raposo

Picker's Supply Concert hall
902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA (entrance in alley around back)
Admission $5.00

Whether playing his great-grandfather's harp guitar, his 1930 National Steel or a standard 6-string, Stephen Bennett is a guitarist to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live performance and on record his diverse musical influences and interests are joined with a three decade long love affair with the sound of guitar strings.

"Songs of optimism..reflection... sass and swing..." The Washington Post; songs that "tell tales with tunes, some humorous, some deadly serious, all full of life," Dirty Linen; these are the songs of award-winning vocalist and songwriter, Barbara Martin and they have been touching audiences from New England to Nashville. She has released two critically acclaimed recordings. The third, Between White and Black is due for release in November, 1996

Peter Fields has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his mastery of diverse music styles and unique approach to guitar techniques. His repertoire ranges from the masterpieces of the classical guitar to extraordinary arrangements of R&B classics, as well as his interpretations of ethnic music from many parts of the world. He can be heard on numerous recording projects on Polygram and various independent labels, and one many television programs. His performances as finalist in the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival and the National Guitar Championships and the winning of first prize in the Mid-Atlantic song contest established his position as a fresh, new voice in the world of virtuoso guitar music. He has composed several scores for films and has received several commissions from choreographers to create original music for the ballet and modern dance. Most recently he has performed on the Washington Chamber Symphony recitalist series with the innovative guitar/violin duo Whiskey Tango, released an album of his compositions entitled Solo Guitar Music, which was selected by the magazine Northern Virginia Rhythm as best acoustic album of the year, and been nominated for a Washington Area Music Association award as best Jazz Instrumentalist.

Al Raposo plays frequently in Portugal with Peter Fields. A gifted singer, he has played his original music for more than twenty years in Portugal and the United States. He has recorded two albums, "Praia"-- named after his home town in the Azores-- and "Al Raposo." Both have received considerable airplay in Portugal and in American Portuguese communities.

The Friday, February 28, 1997, show features Joe Baldwin, Chris Alastair, Steve McWilliams, Kim and Lana (a duo!)
The Friday, March 28, 1997, show features Bruce Dalzell, Pat White, Jim Phillips, JD Hutchinson

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