Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has spent the last 9 years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Cody Chestnutt, Allen Toussaint, Tyrone Wells, Jeffrey Gaines, and Sara Groves, to name a few. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small."
This concert is part of our Ridgefield Folk series. Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM. PVA FR
Music appreciation class for children (12 and up), teens and adults that is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Sharps and Flats Music Conservatory in Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library. Come hear Alexa Donaldson of Sharps and Flats Music Academy talk about brilliant Beethoven and his heroic 3rd Symphony! PVA
Beethoven was a piano virtuoso who hated practicing. He wrote complex music, but struggled with math and spelling and created musical masterpieces after going deaf. We'll listen to his music through recordings and learn about how this amazing composer and how his genius still influences people almost 200 years later! No musical experience necessary.
Join us for Sing It! - A Community Sing-a-long and celebration of classic folk and patriotic songs with singer songwriter gems from James Taylor, Carole King and the Beatles thrown in! The songs are in the spirit of Pete Seeger emphasizing group singing. If you play a portable instrument feel free to bring it along! Musical hosts are Edwin and Faith Taylor and Deborah Katchko-Gray. Songbooks are provided.
The program is free and all are welcome.
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Ridgefield Library welcomes back Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Heather Maloney. As a Signature Sounds artist, Maloney has toured nationally as a headliner and also in support of acts including Mary Chapin Carpenter. Raised on a record player instead of a TV, Maloney dug deep into her parents record collection for entertainment obsessing over the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac and more. So, it's no surprise that the folk, pop and rock greats of the 60's and 70's found their way into her own music, along with 90's radio hits by Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow and Mariah Carey.
Maloney spent three years in a meditation center in central Massachusetts before she emerged as a songwriter. She has toured almost constantly after her years in silence and meditation and has written hundreds of songs and slept on close to one thousand different pillows. Of her music, the Boston Globe comments: "Her not so secret weapon is that voice--pretty but not too precious, fully able to launch into aural backflips, but more affecting when intimately expressive." Val Haller of the New York Times describes her singing as "utterly gorgeous - visceral."
This concert is part of the Library's Spring 2017 Ridgefield Folk live music series. Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.