Any of you who know me know that I adore my church and often find excuses to bring it up in conversation, so I'm incredibly excited to announce that they are being gracious enough to allow me to do something I swore I'd never do: a solo show in Nashville, TN.
As intimidating as it is to play a show in a town where practically everyone is a musician, I'm delighted to get to share some of my very favorite fiddle tunes and violin pieces with each of you. I'm at a loss to articulate what being a violinist means to me, and I'm humbled to have the opportunity to contribute to the musical landscape of my community in some small way. This show is free and open to the public, and we will be taking an offering, 100% of which will go towards some improvements to the sound system at St. B's.
The crew of folk that has agreed to play with me might be one of the best bands of musicians imaginable and I know you'll be blown away by their talent and graciousness as I am. I'm also SO excited to get to feature two friends sharing their versions of two powerful tunes. Stephen Mason is a multi-instrumentalist-turned-master-barber who rose to fame as part of the band Jars of Clay before opening his own barber shop and becoming known as "The Handsomizer." George Rowe also spent many years in the music industry as a solo artist before launching a highly successful career in real estate, and most recently heading up the Nashville branch of Compass. These guest appearances will be huge musical treats for your ears.
And speaking of treats...we'd be delighted if you'd be our guests at a wine and cheese reception after the concert is over. Grab a bite and a drink and linger with friends or make some new ones - I've no doubt it will be a warm and welcoming crowd.
So mark your calendars and bring your kids, family, neighbors, co-workers, friends, favorite barista - whoever you choose, and sit back for some fiddle and good folk.
(I've put all the details below.)
Bethany Bordeaux (and Friends)
August 18, 6:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
4800 Belmont Park Terrace,
Nashville, TN 37215
Wine & Cheese reception to follow
An offering will be taken to benefit the St. B's Music Ministry
Stephen Mason - Stephen Leiweke - Brian Langlinais - Adam Wirdzek - David Madeira
Mark Lickey - Joy Pratt - Meg Settle
WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:
George Rowe & Stephen Mason
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Bethany is a freelance violinist/fiddler and tour manager who works with artists & events such as Kelly Minter, Cultivate: A Gathering Around The Word and Laura Story. She and her husband Keith live in Nashville, TN with their daughter Clare, cat & 6 backyard chickens. For more info on Bethany, visit her bio page!!