“LOVE THE FOREST” ROCKS!
Mark your calendars for the 14th annual Love the Forest Concert at Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys, Saturday, April 2nd, beginning at 7pm.
A host of local musicians including Cantamos with Michela Macfarlane, plus The Bill Welles Band. The evening will also include special guest singers from the San Francisco Women’s Choir Musae joining Michela on several tunes.
Cantamos: Michela Macfarlane and Cantamos highlight their musical dexterity by moving from arias, traditional Latin songs and musicals, to contemporary favorites. Their music moves seamlessly from English to Italian, Spanish to French, Portuguese to Hawaiian and back again. Michela Macfarlane spent ten years steeped exclusively in baroque music. To expand her singing world she moved to the realms of jazz, pop, and Latin sounds. She is still true to her operatic roots, but has grown as a performer. Michela is backed by Ron Schaner on (Bass and vocal), Fred Treece (Guitar and vocal), Fred Treece (Guitar and vocal), Jerry Solberg (Keyboards and vocal) and Ray Price (Drums).
Bill Welles & the Distractions: The Bill Welles & the Distractions Band playful and alluring combination of vocals, guitars, bass and drums creates an experience that lifts your spirits and takes you home to your heart. Guitar and vocal virtuoso Bill Welles gently yet powerfully moves his audiences with his beautiful blend of inspiring finger-picking and intimate vocals. Bill takes songs where they’ve never been before with passion and joy, plus his original material is poignant and magical. Bill Welles and Fred Treece alternate lead and rhythm guitar, while Ron Schaner and Ray Price provide a rich rhythm section. And with a variety of lead vocals with Fred and Ron providing harmonies throughout, The Bill Welles’s Band carries the listener home to the roots of rock and roll, folk and bluegrass with a vibrancy, depth and flat-out fun. Most definitely not to be missed!
The evening will also include special guest singers from the San Francisco Women’s Choir Musae joining Michela on several tunes.
All proceeds this year go to The Butte Fire Recovery