Yellow House Media presents Myra Flynn and Sonya Kitchell in Concert at the Briggs Opera House, Saturday, October 24.
Don’t miss the fireworks when these two amazing songwriters appear together in the intimate concert space at The Briggs Opera House, 5 South Main Street in White River Junction (the old home of Northern Stage). Doors Open at 7:30. The music starts at 8pm.
Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy. Half Irish and half African American, her original indie/soul songs blend soulful vocals with a lyrical delivery that doesn’t let one get too comfortable. As the New England Deli Magazine puts it, “Her vocal influences have as much in common with Ani Difranco and Shawn Colvin as they do with Rihanna and Jill Scott.”
Flynn spent her Vermont childhood clad in leopard print and platform shoes, singing and dancing atop anything that looked remotely like a stage. These days, not much has changed. She has since shared stages with: Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Mike Gordon (Phish) , Gabrielle Gordon (Natalie Merchant), Sonya Kitchell, Rayvon, Res, Alexa Ray Joel, Slick Rick, Anais Mitchell and Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Sonya Kitchell is a songstress with a voice that is unadorned and true. She weaves psychedelic folk and unbridled pop in a whimsical array of classic melodies tinged with a raspy rock ‘n roll spirit. Based in Brooklyn NY, she has toured the globe twice over in support of her first two internationally acclaimed records, Words Came Back to Me (2006) and This Storm (2008). She spent a life-changing year collaborating with the legendary Herbie Hancock on his Grammy-winning album, River: The Joni Letters, winning two Grammys – the first for her work on River:
The Joni Letters and later for her work on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator. Her prolific, illustrious career is marked by collaborations with respected artists, including Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Jackson Brown, Reggie Watts, Blake Mills, The Barr Brothers, Blue Foundation, Findlay Brown and Tal Wilkenfeld.
Sonya has graced the stage at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Central Park Summerstage. Her televisions appearances include Late Night with David Letterman & Live at Abbey Road.
Yellow House Media celebrates 8 years of music, theater, art and dance in the Upper Valley with a Dance Party at the Briggs Opera House. Dance on the stage with The Dave Keller Band. Doors open at 7:30. The band plays at 8:00. BYOB.