Smiley LIVE! Americana Root Series: Citrus Sisters
Wednesday, July 19 | 6:30pm
@ The Contemporary Club
This free public event is part of the Smiley LIVE! free concert series. Its family-friendly, with a Q&A segment where young and old alike can ask the performers questions about their music, their performance, and anything else they may be curious about.
About the Performers:
Ellen Harper is a singer, songwriter, musician, author and co-owner of the Folk Music Center in Claremont, California. Her memoir, published in 2021, Always a Song covers a transformational time in American culture, from the importance of protests and love-ins to the popularization of the sitar and the ukulele. Ellen and her son Ben Harper collaborated on the album “Childhood Home” and went on tour together in 2014. Danny Clinch filmed the documentary A House is a Home about Ellen and Ben’s musical journey. She released her first solo album in 2018 “Light has a Life of Its Own.” Ellen received a Ph.D. in Education from the Claremont Graduate University, and taught at CSU San Bernardino. Ellen currently runs the shop, concert series, Claremont Folk Festival and teaches music classes.
Elizabeth Hangan is a singer, songwriter, bass player, and music educator who has been performing around Southern California for many years. As a live performer and recording artist she enjoys working with a large and musically diverse group of musicians, who perform folk to funk and some world music as well.Social media links http://elizabethhangan.com, Single release: “Notorious Woman” Spotify, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marguerite Millard began her musical career as a child standing on chairs in her house singing along with musicals. Her career took a musical turn when she was introduced to folk music and learned to play guitar from Dorothy Chase. Since then she’s played with a variety of musical groups in the Bay Area and in Southern California. She also used her musical skills to accompany her students as an elementary school teacher. Her group Squeakin’ Wheels performs frequently around her home town of Claremont.
Smiley LIVE! is a series of monthly free concerts featuring a variety of musical genres sponsored by the A.K. Smiley Public Library. The Contemporary Club is located at 173 S. Eureka Street, behind the Lincoln Memorial Shrine, just south of the Library and Smiley Park.