Join us for an outdoor concert featuring music from Debra Cowan and Cate Clifford as they present Songs that Touch the Past!
About the Artists
“Stunning” is the word often used to describe Debra Cowan’s vocals. She performs unaccompanied or with guitar, interpreting a wide range of traditional and contemporary songs. She is a full-time performer who bridges the old and new with a refreshing stage presence and has released six recordings, all having earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic. She tours in the United Kingdom and in North America and can often be seen on stage with her good friend, singer and musician John Roberts. Debra is a proud member of American Federation of Musicians Local 1000 and endorses Harvey Leach guitars.
Cate Clifford is a typically unaccompanied singer based in Rhode Island whose voice has raised rafters and cracked hearts in homes, venues, recording studios, and festivals throughout the country. With powerful vocals, sensitive harmonies, and engaging context gleaned from intensive apprenticeship in the singing traditions that move her most, Cate creates a vivid and accessible pathway to the songs she offers, the people and stories behind them, and the profound, timeless delight of sharing both. She maintains that no set is immune to a dash of Sondheim or a sprinkle of Shakespeare.
We are pleased to welcome Debra and Cate to the summer concert series as alumni of the 2020-2021 Southern New England Apprenticeship Program! In Songs that Touch the Past, they’ll be sharing some great traditional story songs along with favorites from their repertoires. There will also be songs for audiences to join in, so come ready to sing along!
The concert series is generously supported by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the CT Cultural Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the CT Office of the Arts/DECD.
Learn more about our summer concert series here.