Megan Metheney & Rebekah West in concert at Polly’s Chapel
May 26, 2016
FROM A TINY CHAPEL IN A MEDIEVAL
Megan Metheney & Rebekah West
THE AMERICAN ECHOES TOUR
JUNE 27, 2016
POLLY’S CHAPEL, BANDERA
Americanborn, Frenchliving musical duo MEGAN METHENEY (harp & vocals) and REBEKAH WEST (percussion & vocals) are hitting the road for their first American tour with L ES AUDIDES, original music composed in a resonant medieval chapel in Provençe.
Initiated by an invitation to perform with the American Harp Society in Atlanta, Georgia, this threeweek tour promoting their new album comes direct from France. After two intimate shows in France, the duo heads to Colorado, Arizona & New Mexico before landing at Polly’s Chapel.
Mixing West's rhythmic force with Metheney's worldclass harpistry, the women showcase their craft with simple vocals, stellar harmonic interplay and a magnetic onstage chemistry. Also, West, who is an interdisciplinary artistinresidence in Cabris, France, will display visual art from her residency.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Listen to what people are saying captured in these brief postconcert YouTube interviews
“There was power in it; the harmony between the harp and voice, plus the percussion. I saw images in the music.”
“I found the mixture of moments of calm, dynamism, and being with one’s thoughts very powerful. I also loved the momentum in the voices.”
“I was really amazed by how, out of very little, so much came out: a voice, a glass of water, a wall, out of that so much was produced. I’ve never heard anything quite like it...something very unique and I loved it!”
May 27 Chapelle SaintJeanBaptiste, Cabris, France
May 28 Chapelle Notre Dame de Sardaigne, SaintCézairesurSiagne, France
June 16 Popup concert in a surprise resonant venue! Boulder, Colorado
June 16 The Star House, Boulder, Colorado
June 17 Zendo at Willow Farm, Hygiene, Colorado
June 20 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
June 21 San Pedro Chapel, Tucson, Arizona
June 23 Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico
June 25 Historic Old San Ysidro Chapel, Corrales, New Mexico
June 26 REA Greathouse Hall at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Midland, Texas
June 27 Polly’s Chapel, Pipe Creek, Texas
June 28 Bosque Arts Center, Clifton, Texas
July 1 American Harp Society National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
July 8 Beggar’s Table Church & Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
July 9 Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill, Denver, Colorado
Phoenixborn M egan Metheney is a classically trained harpist with a unique, inspiring style that resists the traditional classical harp. Her fresh approach to the Celtic harp reflects a love for jazz, rock and roll, acoustic world music and an ear for invention. Tasteful and accomplished, she has truly cultivated a style all her own.
Rebekah West is a Boulder, Colorado artist whose musical influences include two decades performing Flamenco dance and cajon, plus theatrical works, and vocal and body rhythm. Her sitespecific compositions, where she tunes into inherent qualities and rhythms, have lit up airplane hangars, sacred places and digital spaces. T he American Echoes Tour and L es Audides is part of West’s crosscultural exchange and artist residency in Cabris, France.
CONTACT INFORMATION & LINKS
For guest list, interviews, or promo copies of L es Audides:
www.greenharp.com Tour Info & Megan’s site
www.rebekahwest.com Rebekah’s site
Press photos (password: echoes)