Singalong Concert in Santa Cruz
Come to a singalong concert led by Annie Patterson, co-creator of the popular Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks.
This will be a benefit for the Resource Center for Nonviolence. She will be will be joined by Aileen Vance (director of the Santa Cruz Peace Chorale), Bob Reid & Judi Jaeger - along with bassist/vocalist Mary Witt. This will be a great opportunity to support this important organization working hard for peace & social justice - and to build hope, community and resilience in these challenging times!
Annie has often toured the West Coast with her husband Peter Blood, leading sing-along concerts out of their songbooks and accompanying herself on guitar and old timey banjo. She is also a vocalist with the swing band Girls From Mars. She just released a new jazz/blues EP called "Make Your Move".
Annie will be joined by her friend and musical collaborator Mary Witt for a tour of the Bay area this coming October 18th - 23rd. Mary is known for her sultry vocals and groove bass playing with the New England swing and soul band, The O-Tones.
Annie and Mary draw on their love of folk, Americana, jazz and Motown when they perform as a duet and have collaborated on other musical projects together, as well. Annie sings 2 songs with Mary on her recent “Duets” album and Mary is the producer of Annie’s first solo jazz EP, Make Your Move, due out Sept 1st. Mary’s grooving bass, vocals and fantastic harmonies are a wonderful addition to any Rise Up Singing singalong concert that Annie leads.
Other events on this trip:
- Saturday Oct 20 - Palo Alto (benefit for Multifaith Voices for Peace)
- Sunday Oct 21 - Berkeley (details TBA)
- Monday, Oct 22 - Santa Cruz Cohousing (jazz house concert)
- Friday-Sunday, Oct 26-28 - Quaker Center Ben Lomond (singalong weekend)
- Sunday Oct 28 - Sacramento