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Terri Allard & Friends LIVE, February 5

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

7-8 pm (est)



Terri Allard, Jason Pollock and Thomas Gunn will bring their talents together for the second night of the the WTJU Folk Marathon concert series.

Terri Allard has an extraordinary talent for capturing the human spirit in her songs. With power-packed vocals and infectious energy she has the uncanny ability of moving her audiences to pin-drop silence. The Virginia based singer-songwriter has taken her rootsy blend of folk, country, and acoustic pop to countless clubs, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S.

She has joined the ranks of artists who have performed on popular festival stages including the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and the Bridgeton Folk Festival. In 1999 Terri was selected as a Main Stage Showcase Artist at the 1999 North American Folk and Dance Alliance Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Terri has received nominations for seven WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Association Awards), winning Best Female Country Vocalist in 1999.

Jason Pollock is, in his own words, "Crosshaired and weather veined.  Shipwrecked and mad, digging fortune tellers’ teeth.  Gorged on sand and spells, crawled from last long hells, given green for ears wrung blue.  This Richelieu red feather, dipped deeply into you.  But if brilliant poetry isn’t your thing, well then… I write the songs, and play a guitar while I sing them."

London-born Thomas Gunn was reared in Europe. He is a graduate of the internationally renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a degree in film scoring. Gunn’s composition “Mothers in Motels” was nominated for a prestigious Hatch Award in 1994.

Thomas has hitchhiked from Maryland to Alaska, worked as a vocational instructor for special needs individuals, been an Audiology assistant, a construction worker, a sandwich maker.  He currently lives in the inspiring and artistically stimulating piedmont area of Central Virginia with his wife and “two children with tails,” where he manages to stay busy performing with three bands, teaching music in two private schools, and making homemade stout beer superior even to Guinness.

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