Nina Storey’s unique sound makes for interesting show
Anyone who has attended a concert in the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts knows how the voices and music resonate in the old building and surround the listener in a blanket of sound.At 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, we will transform the gallery into a cozy cabaret atmosphere and let the vocals and songwriting talents of Nina Storey transport you.Born in Denver and raised in Colorado ski towns, having performed in Carbondale, Glenwood, Boulder and Denver, Storey now resides part time in Los Angeles. On the road and performing for more than 10 years, she is excited to return to the Roaring Fork Valley for this special performance to benefit the Renovation Project at the center.”I consider myself a blues singer, but my writing contains the culmination of soul, funk, jazz, rock, and other just fun and wacky elements that don’t fall into any particular genre,” she said. In her formative years, Storey was fed a steady diet of such musical icons as the Beatles, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Annie Lennox and virtually any other rock, blues, soul and jazz legend you can name.Her first CD, “Guilt and Honey” (1993) was a reflection of her acoustic rock, folk, and blues sides, while the follow-up, “Bootleg,” demonstrated Storey’s powerful live abilities. In 1997, “Shades” was her first CD to get national distribution, capturing the attention of the media. Storey capitalized on that attention by performing at a number of major festivals. Her eclectic style (her sweet and smartly written music has been called everything from blues to emo) and vocals earned her acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Woodstock ’99, the Santa Cruz Jazz Fest and many others.She has collaborated with such artists as Etta James and Joan Osborne and has opened for Etta James, Earth Wind and Fire, Keb Mo’ the Allman Brothers Band, Los Lobos, Osborne, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Lang. And, most importantly, she’s done it all on her terms: She has her own production company, Nina Storey Music, and started her own independent label, Red Lady Records.Nina will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets: $18 for members, $22 for nonmembers. WatercolorsA vibrant exhibit featuring the award-winning work of many Western Colorado Watercolor Society members. Reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5.GiftsA wonderful array of handmade gifts, miniature artwork, pottery, jewelry, artful cards in a gallery atmosphere December 3-22. Come find a one-of-a-kind artful gift for someone special.Sinda Wood is a program assistant for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call the center for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414. Sinda Wood is a program assistant for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call the center for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414.
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