SOUTHBURY — Blues Cafe will resume on Sunday afternoon, October 6, with an appearance by Sloan Wainwright at the George Newton VFW Hall, 150 Lee Farm Dr. Doors will open at 1 p.m. with a potluck. An open song circle will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the main act scheduled for 3. Defying standard categorization, singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of American musical styles from pop to folk, jazz and blues, held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto.
Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.
With a discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards.
She has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops, including Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, SummerSongs, WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week, Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, Moab Folk Camp, Cape Cod Songwriting Retreat and emPower Music & Arts Totally Cool Song School.
Blues Cafe is a semi-regular, all-volunteer, nonprofit live music venue, a community event featuring the best in eclectic folk-blues-roots-rock music in a casual setting.
Upcoming artists include Brooks Williams, Greg Greenway, Quarter Horse, Bettman and Halpin, Plywood Cowboy and more.
Admission to Blues Cafe is $20 per person, cash at the door, with net proceeds going to the artist.
Tickets are limited and reservations are highly encouraged as events frequently sell out.
Those wishing to attend may email Bruce Martin at Bluescafebm@gmail.com.