Date(s) - 04/28/2024
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 2 pm
Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers have been weaving their voices, dulcimers, and guitars together for almost four decades, creating an atmosphere of joy and musical lushness that audiences find so irresistible, they frequently join right in. Their soaring harmonies, fascinating double dulcimer work, and the mix of 6- and 12-string guitars, enhance a mix of original works, traditional tunes, and pieces by fellow contemporary songwriters.
Claudia’s performances weave music, poetry, story, laughter, drama, and celebrating the moment. She has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. The San Francisco Bay Guardian said: “Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what’s going to happen next, chances are it’s going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you’ll never be the same again.”
Sally Rogers began her career as a full-time touring musician in 1979, after encouragement from Stan Rogers, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter. That was followed by an invitation from Garrison Keillor to appear on A Prairie Home Companion. She appeared more than a dozen times on that show, which launched her performing career. Her travels have since taken her to Europe, China, Hungary and Poland, England and Scotland and across the United States. Her concerts enfold the audience in the music as they are encouraged to join in throughout the evening. Her gorgeous singing voice, boundless energy and good humor are welcomed from coast to coast.
For more information visit: https://sallyrogers.com/concert-booking/sally-and-claudia/
This performance is presented by Valley Folk Music.
Valley Folk is more than just a concert series…it is a community of people sharing an interest in the preservation of traditional music and related arts. Listeners and musicians alike can find a comfortable place in volunteer activities, sharing music during a jam, or in a dish-to-pass supper before a concert.
Most concerts are held at 144 Cedar Street (corner of Cedar and First Streets, in the First United Methodist Church) in Corning, New York (click here for directions).