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By Jeanne Kuhns / Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 09:23 am
Rachel Drew & Tony Richards: Jazz at Lost Moth Concert Series
Rachel Drew and Tony Richards

EGG HARBOR, WI (August 11, 2016) – Rachel Drew of Chicago will be performing jazz standards and new jazz originals, all in the style of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.

"Rachel Drew layers her alto into dream-like melodies that cross genres and evoke Billie Holiday and Motown atop unexpected, satisfying chord changes. Her songs and singing style are unassuming, intimate, and soulful. She has elicited comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, and Eilen Jewell.”

“ ….the voice of Rachel Drew, who can turn a phrase from a wistful whisper to a smoky growl, delivering lyrics and melody that comfort with the familiarity of a great pop chanteuse while establishing a style unique unto herself. Drew is an artist to keep an eye, and ear, on as she and her band celebrate and explore the traditions of great American songwriting." - David Argentieri of Rockwell Crossing

Performing with Rachel Drew is Tony Richards a Chicago based guitarist, writer and arranger. Tony, having been raised by opera singers, began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11. Early on, he listened to classical music, jazz and the pop music of the sixties and later on was influenced by progressive artists of the early seventies like Frank Zappa and Yes. 

Tony writes and plays in a variety of styles with roots clearly based in jazz.  His solo guitar repertoire includes the great composers:  Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mandel, along with his original compositions. 

Don’t miss this show at Lost Moth Gallery located at the north end of Egg Harbor at 7975 Hwy 42. Lost Moth is a cozy concert venue surrounded by art. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served. Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 7pm on August 17. Tickets only $20 call 920.495.2928 for reservations. 

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