March 20, 2017
MARTHA REICH AND CONNOR CHEE
FIERCE VOCAL GRACE AND SOULFUL EMOTION
MONDAY, MAR 20 @ 7PM
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
2016 Global Music Awards Silver Medal Winner, 2015 Southwest Independent Music Awards Winner, and 2014 New Mexico Music Awards Winner, Martha Reich, has performed at some of the most respected venues throughout the USA and internationally, opening for Kate MacLeod and sharing Festival Stages with Reverend Horten Heat and JJ Grey & Mofro.
“Martha Reich sings with the fierce vocal Grace of a James Taylor and the Soulful emotion of a Judy Collins. Perspective words, combined with penetrating sounds, emanate from Martha’s acoustic guitar, sure to reverberate the Heartstrings of any awakened Soul.”
– Kimberley Ashley, Fashion & Textile Designer
With vocals reminiscent of icons like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez and an originality impossible to duplicate, Martha’s songs possess an exquisite poetry, capturing the depth of personal and universal subjects, while tapping into something true and real for all that listen deeply with their minds as well as hearts. Martha delivers her songs on guitar, ukelele, keyboards, Dulcimer and Banjo with beauty, intelligence and the honesty that gives new meaning to similar moments in our own lives.
Connor Chee has been playing piano since the age of six, and has won numerous awards throughout his career. Most recently, he was awarded a First Prize in the 2016 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, which earned him his fifth performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Chee earned a Master of Music in piano from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music in piano from the Eastman School of Music.
In addition to his classical and contemporary musical endeavors, Chee also focuses on bringing aspects of his Navajo heritage to his music. His most recent album features original piano pieces inspired by traditional Navajo chants. Chee is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona, where he continues to write music and perform.
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Although most performances are free, participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center and The Flying Pigeon food truck on 7th Street south of Camelback Rd., tucked away from the street and on the ground floor of the offices of Element Studios West at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Parking available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.