In the history of music, has there ever been a more classic combination than piano and vocal? From Charles Ives to Ray Charles, Schubert to shoop-shoop, the form has proved indestructible and incalculably malleable. Hoot! salutes this exquisite pairing with a full course feast of elemental performance.
Note: You may request either Joshua Raoul Brody or David Klotz as your accompanist (or let us decide), accompany yourself on piano, or bring your favorite child prodigy (or like sympathist) to accompany you.. Solo, duo, trio, or chorale okay. Solo instrumental (as vocal substitute) okay, but no self-accompaniment unless on solo piano. Please provide audio/video links or sheet music in advance for musicians, and expect little to no rehearsal time unless privately arranged with the pianist. Direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Grand piano provided. This will be an unamplified program.
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A new take on the traditional hootenanny, HOOT! delves into the entirety of popular song - our modern folk inheritance - in programs that highlight our perennial concerns: love, cars, money, summer, and pitching wang dang doodles. We'll celebrate the singular songbooks of select artists, and create living mix-tapes out of myriad sub-genres. Ready for new experiment in collective performance? Then sign up and get in on the act! It'll be a HOOT!
Cover songs only!*
One song (or 5 mins, including intro) per performer. (You may provide unlimited support to other performers).
Quick set-up. Small amps are okay, but HOOT! is essentially unplugged.
A piano will be available. Apart from that, bring your own banjo.
No "sing and scram." Every performer deserves an audience, and HOOT! is designed to be a group effort.
You may perform solo, duo, small group, a capella, instrumental - however you see fit.
$10 (suggested) in the hat for all attendees - performing and non.
* Original songs are occasionally permitted, but must be credited in performance to Paul Anka.
St. Alban's Parish Hall 1501 Washington Avenue Albany, CA