Chris Pureka, Laura Gibson, Ara Lee and Beth Wood
Vashon Center for the Arts and Debra Heesch are bringing Portland to Vashon with the exceptional talents of Chris Pureka, Laura Gibson, Ara Lee James, and Beth Wood, for an unforgettable evening of music.
Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. She’s earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The All Music Guide. Along the way, Chris has remained fiercely independent, selling nearly 50,000 albums through her own label, Sad Rabbit Records.
Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille. Her most recent album Goners (Barsuk/City Slang) is a meditation on grief and empathy which The Fader described as, “so incessantly beautiful that one cannot help but want to gently crack it open to get to its beating core.” The New York Times summarized its themes: “longing and instinct, and whether they can ever converge.”
Texan-raised, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Beth Wood has won almost every major songwriting competition in the United States, has 20 years of touring and 11 studio albums under her belt, and is an award winning poet. Beth’s mission is to raise the vibration through word and sound. When you see her live you’ll understand why Beth has long been one of the most beloved singer-songwriters in the industry.
Appalachia-raised, Vashon-based Ara Lee James is a singer, poet, and truth-teller with an unmistakable sound, commanding presence, and a voice that will leave you speechless. Ara has been singing professionally for over 20 years as an award-winning soloist, studio vocalist, and songwriter. Often called a “force of nature,” Ara holds court on stage like a modern-day mystic.
Thursday, October 24 | 7:30pm
Advance Sales: $15/Student, $20/VCA Members, $22/Seniors, $25/General
$30/VIP – first 2 rows