Fogartyville presents a powerful show with two outstanding female singer/songwriters on February 1st.
Beth McKee is a singer/songwriter who hails from Jackson, Mississippi, but grew up all over the American South. She plays piano, organ, and accordion as well. Her music is deeply influenced by and steeped in the region’s rich musical heritage from blues and R&B to Cajun, rock & roll, zydeco, and soul.
Rebekah Pulley is a St. Petersburg, FL based singer-songwriter and performer whose sultry, seasoned voice has been described as jaw dropping, with a tendency to break your heart and shake your soul. Her songwriting, live performances, and recordings have earned her 7 ‘Best Of The Bay’ awards from Tampa Bay’s own Creative Loafing.
Pulley and McKee will perform on Saturday, February 1st at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for the General Public. Advance tickets are available online at www.wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Musician Beth McKee is the gestalt of all the places she’s settled. From her native Mississippi where she learned the blues firsthand from Malaco Records session musicians to her immersion in the scenes of Austin, New Orleans, and now Orlando – all their musical terroir is in her sound. But those influences, too, have become less distinct in the distillation of Beth’s aesthetic. You’ll recognize the hues if you really wanna parse it. But if you just listen, you’ll hear a sound that is quintessentially Southern. It’s tapped from the roots and rolls like honey. And that voice is rich and fortified but never has to peacock to show its easy radiance.
Rebekah Pulley was raised in a musical household with her nine siblings in rural Alaska. A self taught guitarist, she gained an ear for music by listening to her father practice and perform his pre-rockabilly style with country greats such as Charlie Ryan with whom he recorded the original version of Hot Rod Lincoln. During this time, she has recorded 5 full-length CD’s that have permeated American and European airwaves. Each CD contains its own distinctive blend of tough but tender songs reflecting heartache, love, self-discovery and worldly chaos. Her unique combination of skilled songwriting and powerful stage presence has earned Ms. Pulley a place among the top singer/songwriters in the state.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photos from The Suncost Post and WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center