With Special Guest Beth Snapp Trio
If You Like: Sharon Jones, Cody Chesnutt, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Etta James
While working in film, she began attending a new church in Portland and inexplicably found herself compelled to audition for the worship team, a small group of singers and musicians who led the young congregation in contemplative, folk-inspired songs. Overcoming her intense stage fright, she auditioned for Josh White, the pastor of the church and who wrote much of the material for the worship team, and their connection was immediate. Vice began singing in smaller, laid back services during the week, until one Sunday, Vice was called to sing solo in front of the full congregation of nearly 400 parishioners.
It was a life-changing performance. White decided to give Vice songs he intended for his own solo project. After just one rehearsal, she and the band headed into Jackpot Studios to record all of the instrumentation live to tape. The buzz about the music they were creating was so strong that when they announced a local release show, it sold out almost instantly. Her riveting performance led to dates with Cody Chesnutt and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, as well as a slot at the prestigious Blues Fest, and now, an international release for the album on Ramseur Records.
There is indeed a light shining over Liz Vice. It saved her all those years ago just when she thought her life was ending, and it shone down upon a new calling, one in which she gets up onstage every night and shares that light with the world. Come what may, Liz Vice is gonna let it shine.
Special Guest Beth Snapp Trio
Beth Snapp is a well kept secret in the music world of East Tennessee. Tim Stafford of Blue Highway states that “Beth is a rare musician/singer/songwriter…Of all the musicians I’ve seen come out of East Tennessee…Beth is easily the most original and talented.” Her sound encompasses pop, jazz, folk and occasionally a little bluegrass to make it a distinctive mix and a genre all its own. “They say I hummed before I spoke,” Beth Snapp says of her lifetime interest in music. Too nervous to sing in public, no originals were part of her repertoire until the end of Graduate School. From there, Beth’s song list grew and eventually, her album, “The Girl in the Magazine,” was imagined in April 2013.
Beth has performed at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and the Downhome in Johnson City, TN. She has also been a featured artist on NPR’s WETS studioONE. She has made guest appearances with both Blue Highway and Dave Eggar. She is already lined up to be a feature vocalist on Tim Stafford’s upcoming album. Her future is full of promise.
Location: Abingdon Market Pavilion MAP
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Tickets: This event is free to the public. Food and Beverages will be for sale. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. No outside alcohol allowed.
Call 276-676-2282 for more information.