Akire Bubar in Concert
Akire Bubar engages audiences with her lively, upbeat presence and polished musicianship. She is blessed with a smooth, moving voice complemented by intricate guitar playing. Her broad repertoire includes a deft balance of her own skillfully written songs, deeply felt traditional folk material, and the work of other contemporary songwriters such as Bob Franke and Cindy Kallet. She understands that the best folk music tells a story. From clear a capella, to a bouncy delta blues, to a silly singalong, to compelling tales of the spirit, an evening with Akire is captivating and memorable. You'll be drawn to participate, and will find both laughter and illumination in her performance.
In 1998, her first year as a full-time musician, Akire Bubar got off to an impressive start by receiving the People's Choice Award (The Folk Factory, Philadelphia, PA). She has headlined at many venues throughout the Northeast and has opened for Vance Gilbert, Fred Small, and Martin Simpson. In 2000, she was one of six winners of the New Jersey Folk Festival's New Folk Showcase. Rave reviews followed the release of her CD, Arms of the Sun. The Green Man Review described her voice as, "warm and supple, filled with passion," and The Folk Project Festival dubbed her "The Voice that could launch a thousand ships."
Bubar's recording of "The Butternut Tree" appeared in Sing Out! in Fall 2001, and is a favorite in Ithaca. Her Bound for Glory live radio appearances have been packed, so plan to arrive early.
Tickets are available at Ithaca Guitar Works, Colophon Books (formerly Borealis Bookstore), Greenstar Co-op, Small World Music, Bound for Glory, and, if any are left, at the door. You may also order tickets online and by mail from CFSC, PO Box 481, Ithaca, NY 14851.
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