Women in Music: A Concert
- Library Hall
Enjoy the performing talents of local duo Tera Johnson and Neil Marchman, collaborating their sounds to keep you on the edge of your seat for this special Library show.
About Tera Johnson
Known for her soul-sounds, phrasing and scatting in the jazz and blues world, Tera Johnson has evolved into a genre of music all her own: Folky Soul. With reflective lyrics, her voice brings out a deep, moving spirit - nearly unbelievable coming from a woman of her small but mighty stature. Inspired by artists such as Ani Difranco, Tracy Chapman, and Susan Tedeschi among others, you can quickly hear what traits she evokes from each.
Born and raised in Central Illinois with a rich history in music and poetry, since she was 10 Tera has continued to hone her craft. Graduating from world acclaimed contemporary conservatory, Berklee College of Music, she has since spent over a decade contemplating the fibers of her musical fabric. Now residing in Steamboat Springs, Tera has unlocked her inner sound and is ready to share it with the world.
About Neil Marchman
Neil Marchman began playing music professionally in Colorado Springs in the early 1970s with various rhythm and blues groups, top-40 bands and rock ensembles. He studied music theory at Olive-Harvey City College in Chicago, where he toured with the the school's gospel choir as their guitarist. He eventually earned a bachelor of arts degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He moved to Steamboat Springs in 1996. Neil has played in numerous bands, written and recorded several original songs in the past 35 years. He has taught guitar just as long. He currently teaches guitar, bass and keyboard at First String Music.
Neil is currently the on-staff guitarist for the Steamboat Christian Worship group. He also plays locally for Little Laura and the Nude Blues Band and the Brian Smith Project. He has four semesters under his belt as the jazz ensemble director at Colorado Mountain College and four years as the the music teacher at Strawberry Park Elementary School.
CDs will be available for purchase and donations for the artists will be gratefully accepted at the door. $10 suggested donation