Fri, Aug 25|
Women of the Forest Concert Series
Jenie Thai Live music at the Haliburton Forest Logging Museum.
Time & Location
Aug 25, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Haliburton County, 1095 Redkenn Rd, Dysart, ON K0M 1S0, Canada
About the event
When you meet her, Jenie Thai is composed, pleasant, amiable, friendly, and — she won’t like the word, but you have to live with it — sweet. She has an open face, long hair, a ready smile and an easy laugh. And she is also tough, and gritty, and plays barrelhouse piano steeped in the blues — and if that wasn’t enough to get your head around, she also writes and sings tough and tender ballads, direct from her heart to yours.
Who she sounds like: Always a fool’s game, this — imagine a singer, songwriter and player touched by the music of Tom Waits, Memphis Slim, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt, and some people say she sounds a little like Eva Cassidy (“I do?” she queries). She listens to old blues, edgy indie artists, sixties r&b, piano players with chops and soul, and the classic American songwriters.
Sandra Bouza will open for Jenie. Sandra Bouza is a voice of power and passion, with songs that touch your heart and fuel your soul, she is a performer to remember. She has a lot to offer through her music and life experience. Having spent a large part of her life in Spain, as well as travelling to far corners of the world, Sandra’s worldly vision is evident in her songwriting. Sandra lets her stories breathe in songs that are deeply personal. She was the 2019 winner of the Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search and represented Toronto in the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee earning her way to the semi finals and carrying her dynamic representation of the Toronto blues scene to the world. She also participated in the Hall Island Artist residency here in the Haliburton Highlands and you will be able to hear a full concert of hers on August 15 at the Haliburton Rotary Music in the Park https://sandrabouza.com/
MC - Patrick Monaghan
Presenting Partner is the Highlands Buckslide Blues Society
Live music celebrating women in music.