Sara Grey Concert Evening! - UPDATE 5/31/2023
PLEASE NOTE: Sara has notified us that the Western portion of her tour is now on hold and may be cancelled due to venue availability along the way and concerns over the ability to have a financially viable tour. Right now we are pausing sales in hopes that more venues can confirm and she can make the tour through the Southwest and West happen. Please support your local venues and artists so that they can continue to share their music! We will update if ticket sales resume.
ON HOLD - TICKET SALES PAUSED AS OF 5/31/2023
SPECIAL MONDAY EVENING CONCERT with Sara Grey! Once you have heard Sara Grey you will never forget her. She has a certain quality of voice that compels you to give her your undivided attention. Her voice is both powerful and sweet with a distinctive and lovely tremolo. It is a voice well suited to ballads and song that have travelled across the Atlantic to North America.
One of the best things about her singing is that it reflects her great knowledge of and feeling for traditional singing. She just seems to know what is right in the interpretation of a traditional song. She is a singer of great strength with a fine understanding of the importance of understatement in the art of ballad singing. The breadth of her repertoire of songs is enormous.
It is not Sara's lovely voice alone that makes her one of the most popular singers on the folk scene, on many of her songs Sara accompanies herself by frailing a five string banjo and, when playing tunes, it is obvious why she is regarded as one of the foremost exponents of the old-time style. As well as singing and playing superbly Sara is a fine story teller specialising in stories from northern New England where she grew up and learned many of her stories from her dad.
Sara grew up in New Hampshire but has lived in Scotland and England for 46 years. As a youngster in North Carolina she first heard a lot of mountain music and her love for the old time banjo music and songs developed from this experience. She has carried this interest into her adult life studying folklore and collecting and performing music from the various areas in which she has lived. Before she moved to Scotland, Sara was part of "The Golden Ring" with people like Ed Trickett and Gordon Bok. They were a well-known group of singers interested in traditional song.
Now, after many years of singing and playing her banjo in public, Sara's repertoire is as fresh and relevant as ever. She has been concentrating for the last several years on tracing the migration for songs from the British Isles to North America. Sara lives for her music and works at her trade with the result that her music is not only technically excellent but also filled with her warmth and spirit.
Admission is $10 advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the music begins at 7pm. The artist receives 70% of the door; the remaining door proceeds from this event support Fidd's.
N95 masks inside the room, KN95 for the bearded. Limited beverages inside the room, just move your mask for a sip and then back into place - we are doing our best to be inclusive to all who would like to attend, to include those in high risk or immune compromised status. Thank you for your support and having fun with us as we celebrate 2023, our return to live events, and our 36th Anniversary year!
Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse (Ver)
1702 E. Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Our building is ADA accessible, and we will do what we can to address specific needs. Please contact Nia at 623-640-6895 if you have questions!