The Showcase w/ Steve Patterson presents Mindy Nolt w/ Reenie Hall
Our second showcase of the year!
February 25, 2015 · 7:00pm
The Showcase w/ Steve Patterson featuring Mindy Nolt
Music for Everyone, Steve Patterson, and Tellus360 are excited to bring you the 2015 season of The Showcase!
The art of the Singer Songwriter is featured in this unique series that brings artist and audience together to enjoy new, original music in an intimate, listening-room setting. This year we will feature nine songwriters in the headliner spot January through September. They will be competing for one of four spots in a sing-off competition to be held in October. The four artists who bring in the biggest audiences for their headliner event will make it to the finals, and there, the audience will vote for their favorites!
Thanks to a generous grant from Sid and Jan the artists who make the sing-off will be competing for substantial cash prizes.
We expect that October 21 show to be sold out. Proceeds will benefit Music for Everyone.
Our February featured artist is Mindy Nolt with opener Reenie Hall.
Mindy Nolt has been writing songs since she was a child and has continued to explore music in a variety of ways ever since. She has been inspired by artists such as Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris. She has found songwriting to be one of the best ways to express herself, and her songs speak to life’s struggles and mysteries in a poetic and contemplative way.
Mindy has continued to write songs over the years, releasing her first album, As a Tree, in 2004. In both 2008 and 2013, Mindy had a song chosen for an album produced by the local nonprofit Music for Everyone. Her recent album, Movers and Lovers, was recorded at The Sugartank in the basement of Tellus360, and was released in 2014.
Reenie Hall is making her songwriting debut. As a middle school band director, she looks to humor to survive the daily challenges of teaching. Her light-hearted approach to life is reflected in her songs, which are often inspired by comments made by friends and acquaintances or things seen in her daily travels. She believes even the most mundane life events can be used as song material.
She can be seen busking on the street corners of Lancaster with her accordion or jamming on the ukulele as part of Lancaster’s Ukulele Uprising. All of her songs are written with and approved by her pet cockatiel, who she affectionately calls “Squeaky Beaky.”