Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series Features Local Group – The Rain Crows
The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series of Washington State Community College (WSCC) is proud to present the very popular local group, The Rain Crows, in concert. This event will be held on January 25th at 7:30pm at Graham Auditorium on the WSCC campus.
The Rain Crows are an eclectic group of musicians from across the state of Ohio that met fortuitously at a "rustically quaint Lake Erie resort." Lead guitarist, Bill Thompson, III, the editor of Bird Watcher's Digest, is joined by his wife, author and naturalist, Julie Zickefoose, and former sessions singer, Wendy Clark Eller on vocals. Local musicians, Craig Gibbs and Cage Queen round out the group on bass and percussion. Even though the members of the group come from diverse backgrounds in varying fields, all of them have made a point of including music as an active part of their lives. What started out as a jam session with some like-minded performers evolved into a group that has recorded two full-length albums. Their first album, "Looks Like Rain," was recorded and produced at Moviesound Studio in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 2012.
Not long thereafter, the group came together again at the Indigo Hill Sound Cave outside of Whipple, Ohio, to collaborate on their new album "Dream of Flying Dream". The tracks on the album are all tied together through the inspiration of nature and birds, but the tracks are made distinct by the different styles of music that are featured throughout the album. The band has said that the tracks on their newest album feature styles "from country to classical to Celtic and from southern rock to 1930's jazz." Their playful approach to different styles of music is sure to delight music lovers of all ages.
Additionally, the opening reception of the Spring Semester Art Exhibit sponsored by the Evergreen Arts & Humanities will also take place beginning at 6:30 PM on Saturday evening, January 25th. The exhibit features a variety of work of Beth Cox, art instructor at WVU-P, and the pencil drawings of Anthony Wilson, a Marietta artist.