A diva sings the classics at Café Luna
Delilah Pearl and The Mant-arays will perform sultry ballads, swinging standards and more rousing songs from the era of the divas — Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald — at 7 p.m. Friday, at Café Luna.
Singer Christine Goering is the front woman, backed by Vashon musicians Greg Dember, Ed Otto, Toliver Goering and Dodd Johnson. All the players bring a wealth of experience in indie, rock and experimental music.
Reggae band comes back to boogie some more
Clinton Fearon, a reggae legend who came of age in Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1960s and 70s, will bring his Boogie Brown Band back to Vashon for a show at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro. There is a $10 cover charge.
Fearon, who has performed on Vashon many times, draws enthusiastic crowds to his shows. Known for being a founding member of the famous reggae band The Gladiators, he has lived and played music in the Northwest for many years. He plays bass, guitar and percussion, and also sings lead vocals and harmonies with the Boogie Brown Band. He just returned from a whirlwind acoustic tour of Europe.
“Vashon loves this guy, and the feeling is mutual,” said islander Pete Welch, who is organizing the concert. “He really loves coming out here and performing, and we’re so lucky for this.”
Trio plays next in VAA chamber music series
The Finisterra Piano Trio will make its Island debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at a Vashon Chamber Music Series concert held at the Blue Heron Arts Center.
The group will perform works by Maurice Ravel and others, from standards to new compositions. The group has played together locally and abroad since 2003. It has been awarded top prizes at the Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Italy and the Greenlake National Chamber Music Competition. Its 2010 recording was hailed by NPR as “one of the five best American contemporary classical releases” of that year.
Visit www.vashonalliedarts.org for ticket information.