For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
SEPTEMBER ACOUSTIC NIGHT WILL FEATURE SARAH MCQUAID
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) Sarah McQuaid will perform on Acoustic Night at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room on Sept. 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the project features both solo and ensemble performances of a wide range of acoustic music throughout the calendar year in the intimate setting of the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $10 with a full service bar available.
Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). Her new album, “Walking Into White” (2015), is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows. A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship. In her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.
Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, McQuaid refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emotive originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a 16th century lute piece or an unexpected contemporary cover.
Like its predecessors, her fourth solo CD has drawn international critical acclaim. “The Musician” (UK) called it “A work that grows with each listen,” while Germany’s “Folker” hailed it as “Ein mutiges Album mit einem potenziellen Pophit” (A courageous album that includes a potential pop hit). “Sending out a trembling resonance, this is a collection of songs that feel their way into your being,” wrote “FolkWords” (UK), where it prevailed over stiff competition to be selected as Album of the Month.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org for further information.