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Songmakers Variety Evening


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January 19, 2013

Songmakers Variety Evening


South Coast-.South Coast’s Jean Pickard and Don Truby take Americana music to the crossroads of bluegrass, blues, country and folk. Their songs are a varied collection of covers and originals filled with strong rhythms, tight vocal blends, and beautiful melodies

Harmonistas—The Harmonistas is a group of four talented women consisting of Janice Gelencser, Launice Walker, Sally Charette, and Louise Dobbs.  These women love to sing and make music which shows in their amazing harmonies and arrangements.  Their tunes include blues, rock, a capella, doo wop, gospel and folk. 

Merlin Snider- Merlin Snider is a singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player in the Americana story-telling tradition. His music is a fresh stew of folk-blues, western swing, alternative country and folk-rock. Joining Merlin in many of his concerts is his wife Debbie who adds sweet harmonies and percussion to his incredible melodies and guitar licks. 

Harmonistas– Sally Charette, Janice Gelencser, Launice Walker, Louise Dobbs

The closing song– The musicians led the audience in a singalong of the song “Dandilion Wine”

South Coast– Don Truby, Jean Pickard with Patty Quintana on bass

Deborah, Merlin  Mark, Coffee Gallery Backstage (photo by Stewart Wilner)    Merlin Snider

Debbie and Merlin Snider