Critically acclaimed vocalists Lauren Sheehan and Susie Glaze and her New Folk Ensemble perform from the great American folk songbook at Caltech Saturday night.
Both Glaze and Sheehan share musical influences based in the Appalachian tradition, while offering variety and contrasts.
Formerly with her Hilonesome Band, Glaze is an award-winning, powerhouse vocalist, a well-known Southern California artist who has been praised for having one of the best voices in contemporary folk and bluegrass. The native Tennessean has appeared in Roger Miller’s Broadway production, “Big River,” and sings with what’s been described as a deft, technical perfection.
Likewise, Sheehan has been acclaimed for her singing ability and virtuosity on multiple traditional instruments. Regarded as a virtual soundtrack of Americana music, Sheehan been performing for more than 40 years around the country, offering a blend of Irish, American music from the South, jazz, country blues and aspects of Tin Pan Alley.
The pair will be performing separate sets then come together for a closing performance.
Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Caltech’s Beckman Institute Auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children and Caltech students. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit pasadenafolkmusicsociety.org.