Saturday, Dec. 14th, 7PM (doors at 6:30)
Winter Songs with Kathryn Claire, Don Henson, and Sid Ditson
at the River City Playhouse, Ilwaco.
With her violin and voice at the center of her music, Kathryn Claire weaves together stories and melodies rooted in her classical and traditional musical background while infusing each song and composition with an energy and electricity that is palpable. Her musicality and joy on stage is infectious. Honest and poetic writing, crystalline vocals, impassioned violin compositions, and an ability to move seamlessly across genres, are the hallmark of Kathryn Claire’s original and diverse sound.
This show, Winter Songs, is inspired by the season with music to honor the shortest days and longest nights. Weaving together songs, instrumentals, traditional and original music and a few covers, Kathryn Claire invites the audience to join together in celebration of the season.
Kathryn Claire will be accompanied by Don Henson on piano and percussion and Sid Ditson on violin.
Kathryn Claire has spent years cultivating her own style and approach to music as a violinist, guitar player, singer, and songwriter. Strong fundamentals from her classical and traditional music background combined with improvisation has made her a favorite at venues, festivals and institutions around the world. A consummate collaborator, Kathryn Claire has shared the stage with many musicians, bringing her musicality and charismatic presence to each project she works with. She has toured and performed extensively in the US, Japan, The Netherlands, India, Belgium and France.
Don Henson has toured extensively with Kathryn Claire in the Pacific Northwest and played with Kathryn last year in Port Townsend. Don works frequently with Will West and Skip Vonkuske in Portland, OR. His band ‘Sneakin Out’ has played various stages with Pink Martini, on The Tonight Show (With Jay Leno), and had the honor of playing Carnegie Hall.
Sid Ditson recently joined Kathryn on a tour in Belgium and the Netherlands and has been an integral part of Kathryn’s music over the past couple years. He loves to explore the sometimes irreverent blend of fiddle and violin styles, and brings to the stage and studio a versatility with the instrument that is truly unique. Classical, indie, bluegrass, Celtic and improv are all a part of Sid’s pallet, along with an exquisite tone and depth of expression.
Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.