Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Chris Webter and Nina Gerber
April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$10 – $20
The Seattle Folklore Society will present Chris Webster and Nina Gerber in concert.
Music fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents. Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they’re magic. With originals, tasteful covers-soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk, a great show.
Chris Webster is a soul singer. Her voice conveys a passion that connects with the longings of her audience. She is a singer beyond genre, drawing equally from classic R&B thumpers and gospel-grass prayers, from rockabilly rave-ups and singer/songwriter confessions. Performing live, her intensity brings a hush to every room she plays. In 2006 Chris was awarded the Gibson Guitar New Musician Award for best new singer-songwriter.
Guitarist Nina Gerber has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display.
Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. She has accompanied and/or recorded with the greats of folk music including Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, and many others.