With special guests the Bezhenar Sisters from Ukraine
Music fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents. Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they’re magic. With originals, tasteful covers-soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk, a great show.
Nina Gerber toured and recorded with the late Kate Wolf from 1978-1986. She has since toured or recorded with Karla Bonoff, Dave Alvin, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, and Greg Brown, to name just a few. Nina has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display.
Chris Webster has been one of the lead singers for one of the best known regional acts (Mumbo Gumbo) for over 25 years. Combining elegance and grace with a foot-shuffling manner, Webster has a purity and beauty about her that is seldom seen and never forgotten. She can cut to the bone with tender, unrequited songs of love-gone-wrong then slap you upside the head with a fistful of lyrics and a take- charge melody that makes you step aside, stand back, and listen.
Opening the show will be the Bezhenar Sisters.
Two days after the war started, the Bezhenar’s family of six, including mother, father, grandmother and three girls, fled the city of Odessa on the Black Sea. With each of them bringing only a single suitcase, they travelled by car to Romania where they stayed as refugees for three months. They came to America because a Cloverdale family sponsored them as part of the Uniting for Ukraine program and offered them a home to live in. The family arrived one year ago on May 25.
Eleanor and Angelina, 18 and 16 respectively, received vocal training in music school since kindergarten while being homeschooled by their mother. They both learned to play the guitar.