The House of Goings-On, Manchester NH
Doors at 7
$5+ for the travelers
Cellist Valerie Keuhne of Brooklyn is an electrically charged virtuoso of all purpose cello. Dynamic performer, fearless improviser, songwriter, vocalist, and classically trained connoisseur of Bach and Britten, Valerie devotes formidable heart, intellect, creativity, and time to cross-pollinating sundry genres. Armed with finesse, Valerie is impressively present on stage, rendering poignant punctuations of changeable emotional weather. In any setting, her instrument aches with human implications and fiendish alien fuel. Her tour up the coast brings new, shorter compositions in short song structure to smaller venues offering an immersive listening experience.
Joining Valerie is Clara Engle, a soloist whose “voice comes… from that deepest of all places, imaginative space, from which she visually retrieves an inner landscape converted by breath into the rock equivalent of poetry. Rarely has a voice sounded so authoritative, so unapologetic in its disclosures, so sure of its direction in going home into song.” (Jeremy Reed).
Rounding out the evening will be Steve Norton, a musician with a long and colorful history woven through the Boston improvisation scene; video artist Greg Kowalski; and Marc Bisson, Mike Dailey Jr., Mike Fun, and dei xhrist of Birdorgan.