FEBRUARY 10, 10:30AM
Nita Strauss has been named #1 Female Rock Guitarist in the world. She is tour guitarist for Alice Cooper, has just released and toured a solo album Controlled Chaos, is the first woman to have a ‘signature guitar’ produced by Ibanez, and on top of all that…she is a person of deep faith. Nita will perform during our morning worship, as well as contribute to the sermon!
Kate has become one of the most celebrated folk/country singer-songwriters around! Her attentiveness to life experience, her search for genuine faith and her smooth but edgy southern style make her music easy on the ears and challenging to the heart. You will laugh, you will think, and you will sing along to your favorites. You’ll also hear a few new tunes from her latest CD, Damn Sure Blue.
BOBBY JO VALENTINE
Our theme for Ash Wednesday this year is “From the Ashes.” No one can speak or sing to this theme with more grace and empathy than Bobby Jo Valentine. Bobby Jo is a California-based singer-songwriter. He is also a recent victim of the California wildfires. Having lost his own home in the fire, Bobby Jo has been playing benefit concerts across the nation to help other victims of the fire. This is a true reflection of his heart. His music is a true reflection of life.
AUGUST 11, 10:30AM
(LUNCH CONCERT TO FOLLOW)
Pat has enjoyed a long, successful career as a singer-songwriter. Pat’s career began with the Pat Terry Band – one of the first groups to present what later became known as Christian Contemporary Music. Pat’s band gave us early standards like “The Wedding Song” and “Home Where I Belong”. He followed this chapter of life with a successful Nashville career, writing hits like: “A Little too Late to Do the Right Thing Now” (Tanya Tucker) and Travis Tritt’s “Help Me Hold On.” His newest CD, How Hard It Is to Fly, is a reflection of the thoughtful faith he lives today.
OCTOBER 6, 10:30AM
Riley is an accomplished solo bassist residing in California’s San Francisco Bay area. He is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, a student/disciple of the world-renowned Michael Manring, a much sought after instructor and an incredibly competent composer. His intricate knowledge of the instrument, technology, and music allow him to share a ‘jazz and world music sound’ that draws in the listener and sets the perfect mood for a World Communion Sunday.