Carrie Elkin to record live in Concert Conversations Aug. 23

Staff Report

Snapshotmusic and Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts have combined to sponsor Concert Conversations, a new concert series recorded live for broadcast. These are sessions to which the public is invited and consist of a straight 60- to 75-minute set with no intermission, on a weeknight starting at 6 p.m. The concerts begin Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St., Rockford.

The first event features Carrie Elkin, a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye. Inspired by her travels and the many places she has called home — Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Boston and Austin — she documents the human condition with sensitivity and humor, crafting songs that have garnered attention at prestigious songwriting contests, including Mountain Stage NewSong and the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase.

Carrie is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently put it: “We have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. Onstage, Elkin was simply a force of nature.”

With her dazzling voice and unpretentious charm, she wins over new fans at every show, whether playing at a headlining club gig, singing the national anthem in front of 20,000 at a Chicago Bulls game, or opening for artists like Jesse Winchester, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Greg Brown.

Tickets are $10, and seating is limited to the first 60 people who arrive. For information, call (815) 964-2238 or visit

From the Aug. 17-23, 2011, issue

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