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Enjoy Samba, Bossa Nova, Gypsy Jazz and Swing

Jan 24, 2012 05:27PM ● By Anonymous

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Véronneau at Night Cat
5 Goldsborough Street, Easton MD 21601
7:00 p.m., $20

Easton, Md.— With a growing international fan base, the Veronneau band is poised for another stellar year. In 2011 they enjoyed international tours and a chart-climbing debut record that also attracted a huge Internet radio following. The world-traveled troupe begins 2012 with a series of shows in their mid-Atlantic home base. On Saturday, February 25, Eastern Shore music lovers can hear them at the Night Cat, Easton’s eclectic and intimate concert venue

Last spring the group released Joie de Vivre (Joy of Living) to instant success. The CD features samba, bossa nova, gypsy jazz and pop classics from Brazil, Mexico, France and Great Britain. Acoustic guitars and tasteful percussion frame the captivating vocals of Lynn Véronneau, who sings in several languages. Canadian music critic Jordan Richardson called the album “a cultured compendium of musical styles surrounding an astonishing voice.” Earning praise from critics worldwide, the album climbed to the top ten of jazz and world music stations in several countries and remains a huge success on Internet radio.

Formed just two years ago in Northern Virginia, Véronneau was immediately, wildly popular. Last summer’s whirlwind tours included smash performances in Canada and the U.K., most notably for a crowd of tens of thousands at the Beat-Herder Festival in Lancashire, England. Further proving the universal appeal of this music, the band’s website has seen visitors from over 100 countries.

Stunning French Canadian beauty Lynn Véronneau is on track to international stardom, as a compelling interpreter of beloved songs in the manner of Stacey Kent and Madeleine Peyroux. Her husband, British guitarist Ken Avis, brings a joviality and gentle rowdiness to the stage - in addition to talent! Before they met, he was lead singer for the legendary Otis Grand blues band, touring extensively in Europe. Classically trained guitarist David Rosenblatt and percussionist Pete Walby complete the core group. Visit www.veronneaumusic.com for more information and music samples!

For the Night Cat audience, Veronneau will perform enticing tunes from Joie de Vivre and introduce some intriguing Brazilian selections slated for their second album due out in May 2012. Listeners can feel privileged to hear these world-class artists at the Night Cat for a modest ticket price. The venue features well-known stars and up-and-comers. Tickets for February 25 are $20. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. To purchase, visit www.nightcatmusic.com or call the box office at 410-690-4544.

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