March 02, 2019 ~ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $20.00
We could not be happier to have a very dear friend of ours open the 2019 season. It’s a warm Red & Shorty’s welcome to Dawn Boyer!
Boyer has become well known in the Seacoast for her rousing, soulful style, yet she is equally adept as a singer of quiet, warm resonance. There is a depth and passion in her delivery, whether it's her inspired belting and angst on Sam Cooke's “Bring It on Home to Me," her original interpretation of the triumph and pain on Tom Waits's “Make It Rain," or her tender reading of Jesse Winchester's “Lay Down Your Burden.”
She spent part of her childhood in North Carolina before landing in New Hampshire, with a few detours along the way. Her performance background is steeped in folk, blues, alternative pop, soul, and R&B, and she has performed for audiences across the nation, singing with Maria Muldaur, James Montgomery, Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, and Pinetop Perkins, to name a few. Her dynamic voice is both powerful and moving, but the emotion she gives to a song and to audiences is even more so.
Dawn studied voice and choir direction with Berklee College of Music professor Charles Sorrento. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of ProjectMusicWorks and directs the Rock My Soul secular gospel choir.
Highly acclaimed Seacoast musician Mike Effenberger will accompany Boyer on piano. Together, they will pay homage to her diverse musical influences with original interpretations of songs by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Etta James, Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Otis Redding, and many others.