Anke Summerhill and Doug Wintch
A night of singer-songwriter magic!
|Presenting||Anke Summerhill and Doug Wintch|
October 8, 2011
7:00PM to 8:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
The Radio Room will present Anke Summerhill and Doug Wintch on Saturday, October 8, at 7 pm.
Summerhill's new CD project, SHINE ON THROUGH was self-released through Sky & Earth Music, to radio stations across the USA, Canada and to some stations Internationally. In February, 2004, her second full-length recording of original songs was listed at #16 out of 70 CDs surveyed on the Folk DJ list.
Of her debut CD release, THE ROOTS RUN DEEP, INDEPENDENT SONGWRITER Web Magazine writes: "The emotional bond is established with the audience from the very first note. It's personal, yet universal. You may cry, you may find yourself becoming philosophical, but you will feel something totally unique from any other album you've ever heard." Anke's diverse background and powerful gift of observation has seasoned her songwriting and performances with that which makes us compassionate.
Originally from Munich, her international musical journey began with school in England at age 9, where some of her earliest musical influences came from the radio. Summerhill says she grew to love the music of James Taylor even before she learned English. According to Summerhill, the Beatles were a big influence because that irresistible groove they had was in itself a common language.
When the family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Summerhill finished high school in a visual and performing arts program, where she began to study drawing and guitar. Travels throughout the U.S. led Anke to settle in Salt Lake City in 1985, ( by way of Colorado, Oregon, Florida and Texas ). She soon signed on as a vocalist in the eight-piece ensemble Chenaniah and toured throughout the West.
Striking out on her own in 1996, her songwriting met with immediate success, as she was named a finalist in the Kerrville (TX) New Folk Showcase, selected from a field of nearly 800 singer-songwriters nationally. Her songs were chosen again for the 1999 Showcase.
Summerhill will perform with Doug Wintch. Doug uses the skill of a gifted songwriter to tell the stories of the plain-spoken view of the American working man. There are few songwriters anywhere that can match Doug with a clever turn of phrase or a biting double entendre.
A gifted storyteller, Doug does songs that immortalize the grit, honor and humility of the Greatest Generation. This generation of men and women were children of the Great Depression, did their duty at home and abroad in World War II, then returned home to quietly build lives with independence, hard work and a sense of purpose.