Her rich contralto voice is described as an instrument of remarkable emotional depth. Her unforgettable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, imbued with compassion, love and wonder, carve their way into the heart. Her musicianship on claw hammer banjo, guitar and accordion distinguishes her as one of the true, soulful pioneers of honest roots music.
British Columbia ‘s Entertainment Hall of Fame Pioneer Artist LINDA MCRAE will perform her multi-instrumental magic at Escape To Create’s 7th Annual Valentine To 30A Concert on Friday, February 15th, 7:30pm at the Seaside REP Theatre. A genuine storyteller with an international touring career spanning over three decades, McRae ‘s pure voice and authentic lyrics have been likened to artists Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Leonard Cohen.
McRae first achieved commercial success as a member of Spirit Of The West, Canada’s legendary folk and Celtic band. Since embarking on a solo career in the late 90’s, McRae has released six critically-acclaimed albums of original works imbued with Americana and Bluegrass, Blues, Folk and Gospel influences. Now based in Nashville, she also performs with Canadian mandolin master Doug Cox and Nashville’s twice-nominated Grammy songstress Kim Richie as their trio The Primary Colors.
After performing at Folsom Prison for the first time in 2011, McRae and her husband and manager, the poet James Whitmire, himself a recovering addict, teach their Express Yourself creative writing and songwriting workshops in detox centers, alternative schools and correctional facilities across North America. Inspired by her teaching experiences, McRae wrote “Be Your Own Light” as an anthem of hope and redemption. The song was awarded First Place in the 2017 Family Folk Choral Songwriting Competition.
$25 Tickets to Escape To Create’s 7th Annual Valentine To 30A Concert at The REP Theatre on February 15th 7:30pm are available at www.LoveTheREP.com
Escape to Create and The Seaside REP Theatre enjoy a longstanding partnership in producing inspired multi-arts programming found no where else in the region. Additional Information on Seaside’s Escape To Create Arts Residency is available at http://www.escape2create.org .
About Escape to Create
Escape to Create, Seaside’s nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts residency, brings innovative musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists to center stage at The REP Theatre every season. Visit www.escape2create.org for information on Seaside’s unique cultural legacy and our 2019 guest artists.
About The REP Theatre
Celebrating its 19th season, The Repertory Theatre is Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company. The REP has built itself into a first-rate regional theatre, attracting some of the finest talent from around the world. The REP’s host of talented theatre professionals and group of dedicated volunteers work together to entertain more than 25,000 people each year. Having established an indoor home on the stage of the 75-seat Meeting Hall Theatre in downtown Seaside, Florida, The REP has never stopped broadening its horizons, adding new programming and new venues in Seaside and beyond to better reach its expanding audience base. For five years, The REP has provided a successful drama mentoring programs to area elementary and middle schools that introduces and teaches students all aspects of professional theatre including lights, sound, costumes, sets and stage management. The REP’s mainstage is located at 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, Florida and performances can also be found throughout many communities on 30A. For more information about The REP, visit www.LovetheREP.com
E2C at The REP
Partners in Celebrating Artistic Excellence
Seaside’s nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts residency Escape To Create brings innovative musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists to center stage at The REP Theatre each year. For additional information on Seaside’s unique cultural legacy and Escape To Create’s 2019 guest artists visit www.escape2create.org.