The Vox Concert Series is pleased to present a special full band performance with the talented Grace Weber and excited to introduce the gifted Jeanna Salzar for an evening of music at Wildwood Station in Wildwood Park on Saturday March 3rd, 2012. Doors for this event will open at 6:30pm with show starting at 7:00pm at Wildwood Station Pavilion. Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the show for $15 or $13 in advance online at http://www.voxconcertseries.com/
until end of day on March 2rd.
Singer/songwriter Grace Weber has already made a big name for herself at the young age of 22. The Milwaukee native, who now calls New York home, already has accomplishments that include singing on the famed "Showtime at the Apollo" in Harlem, NY, at the Kennedy Center, the Ella Awards, and appearing on the Today Show. Grace was recently featured in Billboard Magazine as a spotlight “artist to watch” in 2010. Grace's ear for soul music was present at a young age and continued to grow after joining the Inner City Youth Gospel Choir in Milwaukee, WI, where she performed at churches and revivals around the city. Weber appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show in the fall of 2009 when she was one of eight people picked from entries for the show's karaoke contest. Weber calls herself an “indie soul,” which encompasses her unique repertoire as an artist. She has the ability to captivate an audience with her grandiose vocal range – reaching deep down to belt out a long note then eases into her smooth angel-esque choir voice. Weber will debut her sultry sound, blending elements of pop, jazz, adult contemporary, R&B and gospel with an experienced voice showing depth beyond her young age.
What happens when a girl who grew up singing Amy Grant songs into her hairbrush teams up with a guy who raised himself on New Order and wore only black for ten years? They make the dreamy, penetrating songs that have emerged for the upcoming album by LA-based singer/songwriter S...hannon Curtis, as helmed by her producer/mixer husband Jamie Hill (Jens Lekman, The Presets, Nada Surf).
The Los Angeles Times has described Shannon as “… a beautiful piano player who sounds like the love child of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones.”
Shannon has released 3 EPs and one acoustic LP over the last 4 years, all on the small independent label Saint Cloud Records. Saint Cloud has sold nearly 10,000 of those records to date, and Shannon’s song “Before the Sun” was featured on MTV’s The Hills. A Korean record label released a compilation of their favorite tracks from Shannon’s previous releases – boldly titled Shannon Curtis The Great – in the summer of 2010.
The new album’s first single, “Brightest Light In The Room,” will be released worldwide by Saint Cloud Records on May 31, 2011. On April 5th, fans will be given the opportunity to reserve their copy of a limited collector’s-edition “Brightest Light” single; the individually serialized and hand-stamped CD packages will include two remixes, a radio edit, an instrumental version, an exclusive B-side, and a miniature collectible print of an original artwork created for the song by artist Katie Zeigler (www.ktblue.com). The song itself was inspired by and written for two of Shannon’s fans — both retired female US Army veterans of the war in Iraq — on the occasion of their wedding engagement. Shannon's album 'Why Don’t You Stay?' was produced in Nashville by Grammy-winning producer Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Sixpence None The Richer, Switchfoot), and was mixed in Los Angeles by noted mixer Joe Zook (One Republic, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry).
Jeanna Salzer mixes pop and soul in a way that should be illegal. She has recently discovered the merits of thrift-store synthesizers. No one can pronounce her name. Voted Milwaukee's Best Female Vocalist of 2009 and 2010, Jeanna Salzer has become a Milwaukee staple. Her music can be heard on two of Milwaukee's favorite radio stations (88.9 RadioMilwaukee and 89.7 WUWM). Not content with the typical singer-songwriter model, Jeanna started a band with a couple of guys who give her nothing but trouble. She's also collaborated with musicians from other areas of the MKE music scene, including an appearance at Unlooped.