Join us for a delightful evening featuring strong, unique women of song… & 5-string banjo Saturday, July 20th with Donna Lynn Caskey, Rebecca Troon, & Abby Posner!
Ventura’s “Banjo Gal” Donna Lynn Caskey writes, sings, and plays from the heart, creating genuine connections with audiences. Her rhythmic, clawhammer-style banjo playing and poetic lyrics cover a wide array of territory from hopeful anthems, story songs, personal confessions, to the comical. Donna Lynn's music lifts spirits, gets toes tapping, and may even have you singing along.
"Simple and stark against beautiful driving rhythms and delicate passages of her fine 5-string banjo, her songs resound like modern spirituals. She writes and plays beautiful songs of enduring hope along the ways of being human. Her voice and words and banjo all seem entwined, so that her songs seem intrinsic, unforced, and genuine... This is music that is good for the spirit – good for all that ails us – an acoustic antidote to chaos and overload.” - Paul Zollo, American Songwriter
Award-winning singer-songwriter, recording artist, and teacher Rebecca Troon shares beautiful music that ranges from hilarious to heart-wrenching while accompanying herself on guitar, banjo, and percussion. She also sings and plays banjo, fiddle, bodhrán, and tin whistle with Santa Barbara's crowd-pleasing Honeysuckle Possums string band. Rebecca has been writing songs for more than 40 years.
“On stage, Rebecca shines with warmth and delight. Her songs are windows into a life of love and a heart deep as the sea. She delivers them with a voice that is playful, soulful, and sultry, with just the right touch of twang.”- Tom Lee, Song Tree Concert Series
Abby Posner delivers charismatic, charming performances both solo and as part of her Los Angeles based indie folk project Abby and The Myth. This CalArts music graduate, dynamite multi-instrumentalist, working musician, educator, and songwriter has composed and had music internationally placed in radio, commercials, television, and film. You may have even seen Abby, her guitar, and banjo make cameo appearances on shows such as Glee and Famous In Love.
"This singer-songwriter is the most criminally undiscovered artist out there, and by ‘there’ I’m referring to both the physical world as well as the far more influential virtual one. Her songs are so sweet and achingly beautiful at times that they belong on the soundtracks of romantic comedies... I consider myself a pretty typically jaded and cynical product of a desensitized, hyper-modernized, information-overloaded society, but even my irony-coated heart was melted by the blissful melodies.” - Nick Schneider, Entertainment Bureau
The show begins at 7:30pm, and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door.