Dick Siegel wsg Joe Shields – December 7, 2016
Doors: 6:30pm, Show time: 7:00 pm
Admission $15 (suggested donation)
100% of proceeds go to the performers.
Dick Siegel is a remarkable songwriter. For more than two decades he has delighted audiences in this country and Canada with his songs and performances. In his home state of Michigan, his artistry has become legendary. Siegel’s joyous and penetrating vision has made his songs part of the culture: radio theme songs, quotable classics, and markers deeply embedded in the hearts of his many fans. His recordings travel beyond him, finding new friends here and in Europe. His commitment to song as celebration makes Siegel’s live performances uplifting events to remember.
In 2001, Detroit public radio giant WDET added Dick Siegel to their list of “the most important and influential musical artists in the history of Detroit,” alongside such notables as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Bob Seger. He has been featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage, All Things Considered, and in the pages of SingOut! Magazine.
In 2010 Siegel was appointed DeRoy Visiting Professor in Honors at the University of Michigan, where he designed and continues to teach a songwriting course entitled “Singing Out of Our Minds.” He also created and directs a two-week songwriting program at one of America’s hotbeds for young performers, the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Also Featuring Special Guest Opener: Joe Shields
All I can tell you about Joe Shields (aka Joe Cartoon) is that he’s one of those people you meet and know almost instantly that he’s special. An extremely talented cartoonist, he traded in his drawing utensils for a guitar and started writing songs. Not the kind of songs you’d expect from a beginner but the kind that win coveted and prestigious awards from the likes of the Kerrville New Folk competition. He’s a newcomer but you’d think he’s been around for much longer. We’re thrilled that he’s joining us this season.