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Folk/rock/blues singer-songwriter Venitia Sekema returns to the Performance Studio at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. April 12 with the Venitia Sekema Trio.
Accompanied by Mark Albers on stand up bass and Danny Dine on guitar, the trio will play from Sekema’s latest CD, “Hell on High Heels.” The disc has met with critical acclaim and radio and internet airplay in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The CD was named one of the top 30 “Albums of 2007” by 88.1 WVPE (South Bend, Ind.).
Indie Music Magazine calls Sekema, “one saucy, sexy singer/songwriter.”
Sekema, a BMI artist who has developed a strong regional following, has been immersed in music since her childhood. Influenced by the early folk music of Bonnie Koloc, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, rock’s Blind Faith and the Rolling Stones, country’s Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline, and the soul of Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, Sekema’s own sounds are adventurous, passionate and soul-filled.
“I write about what moves me,” Sekema said in a statement. “It’s just more important to say what’s in my heart than do what is fashionable.” She said she aims to, “give my listeners raw, straightforward and passionate lyrics that express love, urgency and the importance of justice in the world.”
General admission tickets are $15. To purchase them, visit http://www.tix.com or call the SCA from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 269-857-2399. For more information on Sekema, visit http://www.venitiasekema.com
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts, located at 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural, educational, economic, and social enrichment of the greater lakeshore community in West Michigan and beyond. For more information about the SCA and upcoming events, visit http://www.sc4a.org or call the office at 269-857-2399.