Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters will perform this Saturday, May 15 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Bread Box – which is at St. Paul’s Church, 220 Valley Street in Willimantic.
All proceeds benefit The Covenant Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.
Amy Gallatin was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and raised in Idaho and Montana – where she was fortunate enough to work in her two great loves, horses and music.
By day, she would take guests riding the range and at night she would sing to them around the campfire.
In 1992, while wintering in Connecticut, she hooked up with some bluegrass musicians. Four albums later (including a live recording in Nashville with ace producer Rich Adler), Amy Gallatin and her band Stillwaters have taken stage at some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.
They have also represented the U.S. as featured performers at The World Bluegrass Convention in the Netherlands.
Amy is at home singing various musical styles – country, folk, bluegrass or western swing – and brands each song with a soulful sincerity.
Stillwaters’ renowned dobro player, Roger Williams, has toured overseas 11 times and is considered one of the best players around.
Eric Paradine from West Hartford will open the show. He hails from the coffee houses of Greenwich Village in the 60s, where he would swap sets with James Taylor. His smooth voice and precision guitar picking are always a crowd pleaser.
Tickets are $10 and will be on sale at the door, or can be bought in advance at Fred’s Brick House Cafe on West Main Street (near Ocean State Job Lot) in Willimantic or at Song-a -Day Music on Route44 in North Coventry.
For information call 860-429-4220 or visit http://www.breadboxfolk.org.
Posted May 14, 2010