- Jun 11 2023
- 7:00 pm
- In-person Show!
Sloan Wainwright and Glen’s trio, Us!, at The Towne Crier Cafe
Sloan Wainwright is a songwriter, singer, performer, teacher, mentor, and collaborator. A unique hybrid of pop, folk, jazz, and blues, Wainwright’s music is unified by her melodious tone and rich, powerful contralto. Over the course of a 30-year career in music, she has played the great concert halls, the most storied listening rooms, and top music festivals while also teaching at the nation’s leading music retreats. She has inspired hundreds of students on their creative journeys and collaborated with dozens of musicians, writers, choreographers, and performers.
Most of all, Wainwright is an artist. As a member of an acclaimed family of artists (brother Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, and nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche), Wainwright has charted an artistic path all her own, one based in close observation, joy, and spiritual connection.
Now, standing on the foundation of a rich and diverse career, including a solid and impressive discography of eleven original CD releases to her credit, Wainwright is tapping into fresh material as she continues to provide transformative, healing, and energetic experiences for her audiences. Always looking to grow as an artist, these days Wainwright is pursuing new collaborative partnerships, exploring traditional music, and developing fresh avenues for teaching and mentorship.
“They say you stand a chance of being a good musician if you first become a good human being. Sloan is a wonderful singer and all-round musician, and as a teacher really overlaps into the role of a life coach ~ she has given skill and confidence to so many.” ~ Richard Thompson
Us!, comprised of singer-songwriters Glen Roethel, Judy Kass, and Amy Soucy, happened when three musical seekers joined their eclectic talents and influences to write songs encouraging positive change, unity, and dialogue. The trio spices their message-driven compositions with luscious harmonies, robust melodies, and unexpected twists and turns. The Us! co-write, “Too Much Crying” garnered a Gold Award in the Open Category of the 36th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the trio’s song “We’ll Get There” received a Posi Award in 2022 at the emPower Positive Music Awards, Green Earth category. Currently, Us! is in the studio working on their first album with an anticipated release later this year.