March 11, 2016 • 7:30 p.m. TRET FURE, a CD Release Concert
Women’s music pioneer Tret Fure’s musical journey has a unique trajectory.Shestarted out as vocalist/guitarist with Spencer Davis; Lowell George of Little Feat produced her first solo recording; and she opened for bands like Yes, Poco and J. Geils. In the 1980s Tret left the pop music world and, over time, became a highly influential and well-loved figure in the women’s music movement. She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the ’90s—they released three CDs together and appeared at many venues, including Carnegie Hall. Tret has garnered the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music and was voted “Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician” in 2009. She is president of Local 1000, the Traveling Musicians Union of the American Federation of Musicians. Her latest CD is entitled “Rembrandt Afternoons.”
Opening for Tret will be two distinctive D.C. area songwriters: WAMMIE award winner Lynn Hollyfield and D.C. playwright/composer/director Roy Barber.
Victoria Vox is a ukulele-playing award winning songwriter with an infectious pop-folk-jazz style. Vox also has received praise for her ‘invisible’ instrument: The Mouth Trumpet, blowing her own horn on the Jay Leno Show. She has been artist in residence at Strathmore hall and tours in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and across the U.S. Her 9th album, “When the Night Unravels” was released in January 2015.
We’re delighted that for this appearance at Carroll Café, Victoria will be joined by the UNIFIED JAZZ ENSEMBLE, featuring vibraphonistMike Noonan, bassist John Pineda, trumpeter Tim Stanley, and Dominic Smith on drums.
An undercurrent of toughness, a beautiful voice, great melodies and loads of charm make her unique folk/pop music impossible to resist. – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Vox’s soulful-ukulele shatters all preconceived (and ill-informed) notions about ukuleles and their underrated capabilities as an instrument. – WhatWeekly