Charleston Music Hall Presents:
Women & The Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead
Alva Anderson, Clare Elich, Adele Deas Tobin, Whitney Hanna, Hazel Ketchum
Fri · January 12, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$15 - Advance | $17 - Day of Show | $50 – 4 Show Subscription Package
*you must select your seat and purchase a ticket to each show using the Ticket Type "Four Show Package" in order to receive package discount*
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Women & The Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to announce our 2018 Women & Series! Women & The Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead on Friday, Jan. 12th at 8PM, Women & Petty: A Tribute to Tom Petty on Friday, Mar. 30th at 8PM, Women & The Beatles: A Tribute to The Beatles on Thursday, Sept. 6th at 7:30PM, and Guys & Gillian: A Tribute to Gillian Welch on Sunday, Nov. 4th at 7PM! These shows will feature some of Charleston’s best female and male vocalists and musicians.
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 and 2017 with Women & Young, Women & Bowie, Women & Dylan, Women & Radiohead, Women & The Rolling Stones, Women & Leonard Cohen, Women & Gram Parsons, Women & Cooke, and Dudes & Dolly. We have gathered an amazing and diverse line up of singers ranging from age 18 – 63! Each evening will consist of two different bands backing these women with two sets. The Music Hall’s most successful local concert series to date, the “Women & Series” is a fun way to celebrate some of the artists we all love while also celebrating and encouraging our local musicians. The line up of musicians for the shows will be announced in the coming months. Through January 11th, you can buy the Women & 2018 Season ticket for only $50. 4 shows for $50, what a deal!
Born in the Bronx to parents who fostered a great appreciation for the Arts, violist/vocalist Alva Anderson began piano lessons at the age of 10. Her desire to be a part of the music program in high school led her to the viola. At the time she didn't know what a viola was but it soon became her 'voice'. Her other voice revealed itself while Alva was on tour in Europe with a chamber music ensemble. Late one night at a jam session in a jazz club in Switzerland, a good buddy invited her to the microphone. The song was “My Funny Valentine.” The feeling and audience responses were intoxicating. The message was clear; she was twice blessed. With the acknowledgment of those gifts came the great joy, the responsibility to support, develop and share them with others. Back in the 'States' Alva began to frequent jam sessions throughout New York City. She attended vocal and instrumental workshops with Barry Harris, Billy Taylor, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Jimmy Heath and Billy Mitchell, Frank Owens, John Blake, Turtle Island String Quartet and Jimmy Seigler. For more than 20 years Alva has shared her love for music with her students in the New York City public schools. Many of her students have gone on to become professional musicians and music teachers. Alva’s has created two one women shows; The Elegant One, the Life in Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Fine “Brown” Frame, the Music of Ruth Brown. Her band members Tom DiPietra, guitar; Jesse Crawford, bass and Charlie Taylor, percussion have performed these concerts in libraries, churches and schools in New York City. With this band Alva Anderson creates original music and puts her own spin on the music of these singers and the other singers who have fed her desire to sing.
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.
Adele Deas Tobin
Adele Deas Tobin was born and raised in Charleston. Her love for singing began at a young age as she and her father sang duets before bedtime. She began playing classical piano at age 6 and sang in the Church choir and later her High School choir. She and her husband, Bob Tobin, have done a duo, singing originals and covers, for almost 30 years. They have performed all over Charleston and elsewhere, often joined by Bob Sachs on mandolin. Adele plays guitar and ukulele and also plays in a band, The HoneyBees, with Marcy Krawcheck and Anne Trott. She enjoys playing bluegrass at Southern and everything at the Saturday Medley Porch Jam. Adele has been a full time potter for 38 years on Sullivan’s Island.
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”