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Megan Metheney & Rebekah West in concert at Polly’s Chapel

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May 26, 2016

PRESS RELEASE
DATE: May 3 ­ June 27 2016
CONTACT: m egan.metheney@gmail.com or b exwest@gmail.com
Tour Info & Megan’s site www.greenharp.com
PRESS PHOTOS (password: echoes)

FROM A TINY CHAPEL IN A MEDIEVAL

FRENCH VILLAGE

Megan Metheney & Rebekah West

Announce

THE AMERICAN ECHOES TOUR

Listen to L es Audides on Soundcloud

JUNE 27, 2016
7:00 pm
POLLY’S CHAPEL, BANDERA

Tickets available now 

 

 

 

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!” 

 

MEGAN METHENEY & REBEKAH WEST TOUR DATES 

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 

 

BIOS

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)