Chocolate Church starts new season

Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in Culture

Chocolate Church starts new season

Livingston Taylor

BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center will open the 2011-12 season on Saturday, Sept. 10, with "Livingston Taylor’s New Revue:  Fresh Voices from the Berklee College of Music." 

Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, he is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. He is equally at home with a range of musical genres – folk, pop, gospel and jazz. He has toured with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull.  

Joining Taylor will be Julia Easterlin. She is one part Regina Spektor, one part loop scientist, and a sophisticated musical mind that can wield composition, production, and performance in one fell swoop. Not only is Easterlin a versatile singer-songwriter, vocalist, pianist, and guitarist, but her looping machine also makes her into a virtual one-woman band. On songs like "Go Straight Away," she loops her vocals, building a multi-layered song live on stage, track-by-track. In 2007 Easterlin was awarded a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, where she is currently studying several musical disciplines.

The Chocolate Church Arts Center is located at 804 Washington St. in Bath. The performance starts at 7:30, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $33 at the door, available at the box office, by calling 442-8455, or online at www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

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