FANWOOD, NJ -- The final presentation of the Fanwood Performance Series 2014 fall season will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9th, at 7:00 p.m. featuring Barbara Harley and Michaela McClain at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center on Watson Road and Martine Ave. in Fanwood.
Barbara Harley and Al Lind, both veterans of the music scene in New Jersey, have played together for 30+ years. With bassist Art DiLonardo, the trio performs original music where Barbara’s emotive lead vocals and Al’s backup vocals blend together perfectly to create rich harmonies. Barbara is a four-time winner of the NJ Country Music Association's Singer/Songwriter of the Year award. Her CD "First Glance" has pleased audiences around the world. The single “First Glance" received honorable mention in the Nashville Songwriters Association song writing contest. Visit: http://www.Reverbnation.com/barbaraharley.
Michaela McClain is a singer/songwriter whose folky/soul sound is reminiscent of Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and James Taylor. Her warm groove creates an atmosphere of love that is irresistible.
"Music is the greatest gift of my life. It brings me peace, a means of expression and lots of joy. I was lucky enough to be introduced to some great music as a child…everything from Carlos Jobim, to Ella Fitzgerald, to the Indigo Girls. Bossa nova, soulful jazz and rich harmonies influenced my musical taste early on," McClain says.
The average cost of a concert in New York City is at least $20, not including the cost of transportation and parking. The suggested donations for the Fanwood Performing Arts series are $15.00, ($10.00 for seniors and students). Parking is free, and refreshments -- from Mara's Cafe and Nick’s Pizza and Deli -- are inexpensive.
The Fanwood Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center, also known as "The Old Carriage House," facing Watson Road. It is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property and the actual address is 75 North Martine Ave. For more info, visit www.fanwoodperformanceseries.org.