La Baguette Music Café presents an evening with visionary songsmith and vocalist Joanne Rand on Thursday, April 5, 2018. La Baguette is located at 340 A St, Ashland, OR 97520. Music is at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. For more info contact: Booking@JoanneRandMusic.com or call the venue at (541) 482-0855.
Joanne Rand has toured nationally for 30+ years playing original “Psychedelic-Folk-Revival” music, and has just released her 16th indie CD of original songs. Rand’s vocal styling is all her own: “magical and luxuriant, like the best brandy in the world" (-No Depression). Santa Rosa Press Democrat has called her songs “Nothing short of brilliant.” Joanne Rand’s voice raises your hair. Elegance and fierceness in the same deep breath,” writes poet Gary Snyder. Rand’s 2015 & 2016 CDs both made the folk DJ most-played-list nationwide and are receiving worldwide airplay. Both CDs are recorded with this current band.
Born and bred in the Deep South, Rand has performed in Manhattan, L.A., Toronto, Atlanta, Seattle, Hawaii, Alaska & the Amazon. A North Bay readers’ poll once voted her “Best Acoustic Band.” Based in rural Northern California, with a BFA in music composition, she has performed alongside such greats as Bonnie Raitt, Micky Hart, John Hartford, John Trudell, and Dougie McLean. Rand’s songs reflect a wide array of styles (folk, rock, jazz, Celtic, psychedelic, gospel), weaving tales of: War, peace, loyalty, betrayal, hope and humor. "One of the year’s freshest, most distinctive offerings."-Roots Music Report.
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