Friday, April 8
A native Washingtonian, Shirleta Settles is known as “Not Just a Voice, but an Entertainer!” Not just a voice because her performances are not limited to only music. During her performances she has the innate ability to connect with and include her audiences of all ages. Whether through singing, storytelling, drama, spoken word, staff development, or as a recording artist, Shirleta shines. Her experience as a bandleader and lead vocalist for 10-piece variety band Marquise for 15 years has given her the ability to share her talent in a variety of venues and genres, including R&B, jazz, blues, pop, and gospel.
Bill Baker Opening: New CD!
Opening is beloved D.C. songwriter Bill Baker, showcasing his latest CD. His award-winning and critically acclaimed songs and voice have made their way across the States and onto main-stage venues at Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, the Kennedy Center, the Music Center at Strathmore, and the Barns at Wolftrap, as well as performances in Europe. Bill’s writing blends influences from folk, blues, and country to create contemporary music firmly rooted in traditional Americana. His brand-new release is entitled ‘”Arms of the World.”