Women & Parsons: A Tribute to Gram Parsons

Part of Piccolo Spoleto Concert Series:

Women & Parsons: A Tribute to Gram Parsons

Lindsay Holler, Hazel Ketchum, Lauren Cahill, Delia Chariker, Regina Ruopoli, Beattie Porter, Aisha Kenyetta, Jordan Igoe, Clare Elich

Sat · May 27, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17 - Students / Groups 6+ | $22 - Individual

Women & Parsons: A Tribute to Gram Parsons
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to team up with Piccolo Spoleto to present Women & Parsons on Saturday, May 27th at 8pm. Women & Parsons is a tribute show to Gram Parsons featuring some of Charleston’s best female vocalists. The series is the brainchild of local musicians Lindsay Holler and Hazel Ketchum who thought it would be interesting to have women interpret the songs of Tom Waits back in 2015. It was a magical evening indeed. So magical, that we decided to keep the series rolling through 2016 with Women & Young, Women & Bowie, Women & Dylan, Women & Radiohead. The series kicked off in 2017 with Women & The Rolling Stones. We will present four “Women &” shows in 2017. We are only announcing one show at a time, and people who come to the shows will have the first opportunity to by tickets. We have gathered an amazing and diverse line up of singers ranging from age 18 – 63! The evening will consist of two different bands backing these women with two sets. The bands will be The Western Polaroids and the Hungry Monks. The female vocalists for this show include:
Lindsay Holler
Lindsay Holler
Lindsay Holler sings and plays guitar. her voice moves onto the sidewalk through a cracked upstairs window on dusky afternoons. it smells you with its tongue, pensively considers, and strikes. In clubs and theatres … its the same. On some occasions it caresses; other times accuses. When amplified it can be seen on the air … then we all drown.

Holler lives in Charleston, South Carolina. She hails the South as home and has lived in New Orleans and New York; she studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. The music’s current state of evolution is supported by a little twang and a little late-night clarity.

Holler cites influences from the likes of Tom Waits, Gram Parsons, Nina Simone and Neil Young – preferring genre straddlers, categorical misfits and indefinables.
Hazel Ketchum
Hazel Ketchum
Hazel Ketchum is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Hazel plays guitar with the Hungry Monks , lute with Corde Contanti, guitar in the Irish duo Banna de Dhá and is the drummer for The Harrows. Hazel’s teaching studio Hungry Monk Music is a popular place for children and adults to learn music. Hazel can be heard on her newest recordings The Hungry Monks “Superior Crust” , Banna de Dhá “Band of Two” and “Science Songs Rock”
Lauren Cahill
Lauren Cahill
Lauren Bevins Cahill was born in Charleston South Carolina. The second of nine children, she was surrounded by music as a child. Her father, Kevin, recognized Lauren’s talent at an early age, teaching her piano, guitar, and later buying her, her first mandolin. As she was recognizably a bluegrass mandolin natural, her vocal talents later gained the attention of the audiences. After attending the Bluegrass Program at East Tennessee State University, She returned to the Lowcountry, playing with original acts such as Common Ground, The Sweetgrass Girls, The Butterbeans, Moonlight Ale, and The Brillers. Her active involvement with the local music scene led her to the members of her current project (including her now husband Matt Cahill) The Lowhills, where she feels she has found her home.
Delia Chariker
Delia Chariker
I received my Masters in counseling & Music Therapy at Naropa University 1997. I have been on my musical journey since I was a teenager after seeing Joan Baez play guitar on the Ed Sullivan show and I said mmm "I didn't know girls could play guitar!!!!"

I work at the Charleston Veteran Center where I use the power of music to help vets build confidence and learn new ways to relax, manage PTSD symptoms and assist with their transition back into the community. I began the musical performing group ³Veterans in Harmony² in 2009. I currently am the Music Director for Unity of Mt. Pleasant.

My CD: Animas-Souls of My Ancestors samples of my music can be found on several websites such as CDbaby.com or native radio if you search my name.
Regina Ruopoli
Regina Ruopoli
Regina Ruopoli sings and plays the bodhran with the Charleston-based Celtic and Americana band, Castle Crossing. Her former bands, Sunday Punch (folk rock) and Vintage Velvet (jazz & blues) were fixtures on the local music scene for many years, and she was voted "Best Female Vocalist" by readers of Charleston City Paper in 1999. Regina grew up singing many styles of music with her family, gospel groups and school groups. She earned a B.A. in Theatre from Marian University in Indianapolis, and has worked as a professional actor, voiceover actor and has also taught children's theatre classes. She was a founding member of the non-profit organization Jazz Artists of Charleston. She enjoys playing the Japanese Taiko drums with Taiko Charleston, and is a freelance copywriter and marketing specialist.
Beattie Porter
Beattie Porter
Beattie Porter was born in Charleston, SC, to a musical family. As Beattie grew up, she constantly sang with her mom, dad, sisters, and learned to play the mandolin as well as the guitar. Beattie's first gig was open mic night when she was 16 at Arts Bar and Grill but is singing more frequently at the Tin roof, The Tattooed moose and other venues around Charleston. She can be found playing with her dad Edwin Porter, Lindsey Holler, Camille Rhoden, or Erin Kinard. Her musical influences are Bonnie Raitt, Fiona Apple, and The Uncle Walts Band.
Aisha Kenyetta
Aisha Kenyetta
Aisha Kenyetta sings lead for AmpSquared, a dynamic band built around her incredible range and versatility. With extensive experience since childhood via countless choral and solo appearances, Aisha had already become a musical force with which to be reckoned. She received her B.S. from Erskine College, an M.S. in Management from Southern Wesleyan, and a wedding ring very recently from Bernard Frazier Jr.
Jordan Igoe
Jordan Igoe
Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Jordan Igoe is a singer-songwriter, whose songs are as Southern and soulful as she is. The multi-instrumentalist has been playing professionally for over ten years as a solo performer, and with a rotating lineup of stellar backup musicians around Charleston and regionally around the Southeast. Having grown up in a musical family, Igoe taught herself how to play the piano at age 10 and picked up the guitar a few years later, and writes catchy, heartfelt songs with both instruments. It is her raw, soulful voice, however, that immediately grabs the listener and holds on.
Clare Elich
Clare Elich
Hailing from the mountains of Colorado, Clare Elich made her way south in 2011 to get her B.A. in Vocal Performance at The College of Charleston. Clare began singing music at an early age, but her love of the musical arts and its community grew exponentially in college and around the bluegrass music festival scene. After some small collaborations with friends, Clare picked up the banjo in 2016 to round out her sound. Clare works as the alto staff singer at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church and as the Patron Services Manager at PURE Theatre.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/