WINTHROP – Three of Maine’s finest female songwriters -Anni Clark, Lynn Deeves and Kate Schrock – are merging for a triple-bill evening of musical fun and community at the Winthrop Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

If you asked Anni Clark’s mom, she’d probably say that Clark started singing as soon as she opened her mouth. She wrote her first song when she was about 5-something about”saving the world with music.”

Years later, Clark has toured all of the eastern states, most of the southwest, released seven recordings and shared stages with performers like Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, and Dar Williams to name a few. She blendis folk, pop, and blues with “a dash of Maine hue-mah. Check her website at www.anniclark.com.

Lynn Deeves came to the stage via the New England top-40 rock circuit in “spandex and spiked hair.” The Muse called her to songwriting and she answered with “Connecting the Dots” in 1996, followed by “Soul Food” in 1998. In 2001, Deeves collaborated with fellow Mainers, Clark and Dan Merrill and released “under the song tree Live!” to rave reviews (Jam Music magazine “Folk Artist of the Year,” Falcon Ridge “Favorite New Artist” runner-up). Lynn recently released her third solo CD, “Live at Slate’s” and has performed with America, Janis Ian and Ellis Paul. She earned second place in the New England Song contest. Portland Press Herald said of Deeves: ” …5-star stage presence…this gal’s got a set of pipes…”

Kate Schrock is a critically acclaimed Maine native piano-playing-singer songwriter who has released six records on her own independent Kakelane Music label. Keyboard Magazine said of Shrock has a “sagacious and penetrating tone of writers such as Joni Mitchell,” and a gospel feel harkening back to the traditional roots of Bessie Smith. Her latest release, “Invocation'” features long-time Bob Marley and The Wailers saxophone great, Glen DaCosta. Many of her recent songs were penned after her travels to Jamaica and Ecuador and take on a broad scope of thought and feeling. She sings of justice and spirituality with a humorous longing for simpler times. Schrock has a ‘strong fervent voice’ according to Downbeat, while Joan Van Ark recently claimed that Schrock is, “A Sexy Eva Cassidy!”

Winthrop Performing Arts Center is located at Winthrop High School, 211 Rambler Way. Tickets are $12-15. Please call 377-2228 ext. 114.


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