We are so excited and grateful to announce that Ellen Iovino will be our anchor on January 13th! Ellen has graced our stage since 2015 with the incomparable We Got Rhythm! —an energetic, captivating husband-wife duo who interpreted show tunes and performed originals while tap-dancing, playing the violin, trumpet, guitar, steel drums, etc. etc. etc.
Oh, how our collective hearts broke when we learned of Larry’s sudden passing in July ’17. We not only lost a beloved performer, but the world lost an irreplaceable, powerhouse team.
Yet…by grace and the healing powers of music, Ellen has truly amazed us with her recent return to the the 150 stage performing a few of the pair’s original songs on her own. If you had the privilege to experience Ellen’s performances this past fall, you’d agree that her signature razz-ma-tazz style thunders on with passion and panache! And, if you haven’t seen her yet, well now’s your chance! Join us on Saturday, January 13th for this amazing anchor!
Welcome The Quarry Ridge Band! A 150 frequent flyer, The Quarry Ridge Band will grace us again with their energetic, friendly group from Portland/Glastonbury. Rick on lead guitar, John on banjo, Veronica on lead vocals and harmonica, Mike on bass, Kathy on autoharp. You can’t help but sing-a-long, tap your foot or clap as this happy throng strums, sings and zings their way into your heart!
In 1991 Jim Cole began practicing overtone singing after hearing recordings of the Tibetan Gyuto monks and David Hykes and The Harmonic Choir’s Hearing Solar Winds. He was astonished that the haunting otherworldly sounds he heard were produced entirely by human voices. Within a year he was turning people on to the wonders of harmonic overtone singing, teaching others as he continued to learn, and gathering an ever-evolving group. Jim will be our Anchor Performer at 150 on Sat., Oct. 8th. Check out his website at https://www.spectralvoices.com/spectral-voices-story/ for his show times and music sales.
http://wegotr.com/video-samples/150 Prospect is excited to host We Got Rhythm! as our first Anchor Performers this Saturday, September 10th. Song-and-dance duo We Got Rhythm! reinvents the spirit of Vaudeville! Entertainers Larry Ruhl and Ellen Iovino interpret familiar (and some unfamiliar) songs from sources as diverse as Irving Berlin and Pharrell Williams, as well as from the duo’s own song catalog. Their act combines a variety of instruments including steel drum, trumpet, guitar, and more. Ellen’s homemade boomba, made from an old crutch, is an audience favorite. Tap breaks make feet a solo instrument and honor the couple’s favorite dance form. If you’d like to be an anchor performer, contact us.