ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present a “Voices of the Valley” evening on Friday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m., featuring Kate Mann and Mark Dudrow, celebrating the release of their new CD, with Crestone singer-songwriter Tedd Brumm accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Jeff Hibshman opening the show. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot.
Singer-songwriter Kate Mann and cellist and multi-instrumentalist Mark Dudrow have been performing together, off and on, for several years, and after many requests for a recording of the two of them, recently released a duo CD, and will be celebrating that release and featuring material from the new album.
Kate Mann’s songs take you on a southwestern journey of the nighttime world with snapshots of love lost and dangerous encounters. A deeply resonant, unique vocal quality, atypical chord progressions, and compelling and intelligent lyrics combine to conjure comparisons as varied as Michelle Shocked, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and Townes Van Zandt. Currently living north of Questa, New Mexico, Kate grew up at the foot of the Sandia Mountains outside of Albuquerque, and the texture of the desert subtly sculpts her music. She has been influenced by singing cowboys, heartache, eighties hair bands, old rock and roll, troubadours, bourbon, travelers, and gentle souls.
Mark Dudrow is well known as an amazing cellist, accompanying many area singer-songwriters and playing in many different instrumental ensembles. His sometimes gentle, sometimes fiery accompaniments never fail to grace the song and excite the audience. Also performing on mandolin and guitar, Mark lives in Jaroso, Colorado.
Although making his home in Crestone for many years, Tedd Brumm is a Texas native, with the great tradition of Texas singer-songwriters running strong in his writing. A powerful performer and excellent vocalist and guitarist, Tedd has released a few CDs of his beautifully crafted, thoughtful and moving songs, both as a solo artist and as a band member.
Jeff Hibshman, currently living in Bayfield, but having spent many years also in Crestone, will be accompanying Brumm. Jeff is a well-known and sought after bassist and multi-instrumentalist, having played with bands such as Groove Kitchen, Honeybone, and The Badly Bent, and has accompanied many other performers such as John McCuen and Jimmy Ibbotson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Caption: Kate Mann and Mark Dudrow, celebrating the release of their new CD, with Crestone singer-songwriter Tedd Brumm accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Jeff. Courtesy photo