Roy Douglas: Live Album Recording
- Events begin promptly at the posted time - doors open half an hour beforehand, so come early to have your choice of seats.
Tickets: $11 advance, $14 at the door.
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Roy Douglas – from a large musical family, growing up in Illinois – left the endless horizons of the Midwest to explore what lie beyond. Carried by curiosity, so began a life of poetry and music, of perpetual discovery and learning.
Roy learned that music is a universal language, and like the endless horizon from whence he came, his appreciation and love for it is unbounded. His compositions are drawn from a diverse spectrum of music, which includes traditional folk, avant-garde, the mainstream radio of his youth, bluegrass, Celtic, classical, hints of jazz and more. He finds inspiration in the ever-changing ever-constant melody rhythm timbre and lyric poetry of life and living. Most of his songs he receives as gifts from the stories’ demeanor circumstance and day-to-day experiences of people he meets, observes, hears, or reads about. Other songs are simple commentaries about the unfairness society inflicts on folks that might be better served with compassion and a helping hand. His compositions are accessible and tuneful, shaped by tempo and tonality, balanced with dynamics and inflection, creating a body of work that reflects the unity, continuity and diversity of human experience.
Roy enjoys being immersed in throngs of people, uninhibited conversation, the embrace of the open outdoors, the quiet absorption of empty cathedrals, and spinning around in circles (arms flailing). Besides performing, rehearsing, and composing, Roy likes to read, write, walk, think, listen – and smile.
For the majority of the evening, Roy will be playing his own material. However, showcasing one of his rarely glimpsed musical facets and accompanied by the talented Chris deLeon on piano, the performance will begin with a short recital featuring favorite Italian arias, folk songs arranged by Aaron Copland, works by Stephen Foster, and more. The evening’s presentation promises to be especially unique, entertaining, and a delightful treat.
Don’t miss this animated, energetic, and engaging performer for his last appearance in the United States. Roy will soon be traveling to Europe, continuing his work as mentioned above, and then some. And then some more.