Music for Mother's Day

"Beverly Graham, Clinton's popular singer-songwriter and musician, has a new CD and a new photo. She'll perform a concert at WICA on Mother's Day.Hear the musicMother's Day Concert with Beverly GrahamSunday, May 13, 3 p.m.Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, LangleyTickets, $15 and $10, available at WICA, 221-8268 or at 341-1309A silent auction will be held during the concert to benefit OPERATION: Sack Lunch.On Sunday, May 13, a special concert for Mother's Day by Barbara Graham will also debut her new CD, Behind the Doors Where I Live.In addition, the afternoon of music will benefit Operation: Sack Lunch, the outreach program started by Graham in 1990 that provides more than 2,300 meals and other basic necessities to homeless people in Seattle. Joining Graham in some of her songs will be island and regional backing musicians Emily Afanador, Joe Carolus, Ron Rossell and Ken Wright. Some of these, as well as other island artists, are featured on the new CD, which was recorded in Freeland at Sound Trap Studios. Carolus puts his nimble fingers to the piano and synthesizer; Rossell is on bass; Wright on drums/percussion. Bob Effertz contributes on the digeridoo, while Talia Marcus plays her violin and Joe Reggiatore is screaming lead guitar.In her album notes she writes, These are the things I have learned. There is a difference between observation and judgement. As an observer I decide what is right for me and I serve where I am able. I leave the judging to that which is far greater than myself.And she adds: It is my desire to be a burning ball of fire till the very last moment...In the end...I want to have somehow made a difference to those whose lives I've touched and who have touched mine....I want to be remembered, not as the singer, but as the song. Graham describes her music as original, message-oriented music dealing with life, courage, social responsibility and compassion. In this newest album she continues the pattern and the passion, singing songs such as There Is a Fire burning, Shoot the Moon, Hearts and Hands Together, Where Are All the Grandmothers, and Walking through the Fire.A silent auction during intermission will also raise funds for Operation: Sack Lunch. For more information about OSL visit the Web site: for the concert, Graham says, I believe you will enjoy the music and come away richer in spirit. "

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