Friday, July 20, 2012

Jazz Music and More at The Buttonwood Tree

This Weekend!


Mark Lemaire and Twilight - Friday July 20 at 8pm

California performers Mark Lemaire and Twilight use beautiful two-part harmonies and virtuoso guitar playing to communicate the life stories we all share.
The music is both ethereal and deeply grounded, the guitar playing virtuosic and not quite like anything you’ve heard before. Berkeley songwriter Carol Denney says that “To call him a remarkable player would be a considerable understatement – just about nobody I know is doing what Mark can do on the guitar.”
While Mark’s solo guitar compositions stand as complete statements, the message in the vocals adds another dimension. Mark performs with his partner, vocalist Cindy van Empel, as Mark Lemaire and Twilight. The songs Mark and Cindy sing are personal, but everyone can identify with them. They sing of the vicissitudes of love and the strange surprise of middle age creeping up on us. Audience member David Mears says: “I can listen to your songs and presentation for long periods of time. Why? The song themes resonate with my life experiences.” This is music for adults, yet with clarity and incisiveness appealing to the part of us that is ageless.

"Aligned with Source" Workshop for Empowerment - Saturday July 21 at 10:30am

Aligned With Source is an Inter-Active talk/workshop with a purpose of bringing understanding to life’s challenges and empowering us to deal with them. We ‘know’ that ‘love can cure all ills, create miracles and is what we must have for peace on Earth to prevail’. But do we believe this? Do we truly understand the full impact of this most powerful force? A single, gentle word with infinite facets, all bring us to a single, most beautiful space. Come share in the exploration of its depths, potential and beauty.
Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic Healer who moved to Connecticut from India. Experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of situations, her primary focus has been to heal through empowerment.
In these inter-active workshops, Annaita shares her deep understanding of life, holism and spirituality enabling you to rise above life’s challenges, live a healthy, fulfilled & confident life.
$5 suggested donation

DOUBLE BILL: Jazz Guitarists Sheryl Bailey and Vic Juris / Ray Mason - Saturday July 21 at 8pm

One half of the evening will be an intimate visit with two electrifying virtuosos, Sheryl Bailey and Vic Juris, are sure to please anyone from the jazz purist to the blues lover. Their kinetic interplay and joy of playing together shines through, and is guaranteed to invoke smiles and inspiration.

Ray Mason is one man with his Silvertone! Expect to hear tunes that follow no trend while keeping an upward slide on the songwriting scale. It’s rock with the roll!
Ray Mason began his first band in 1966 and has since played over 6,000 shows. He has released 12 CDs and has opened for / appeared with Steve Forbert, Willie Nile, The Kennedys, The Band, Warren Zevon, Dar Williams, Freedy Johnston, Marshall Crenshaw, James McMurtry, Alejandro Escovedo, NRBQ, Fountains Of Wayne and many others.

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