Special holiday show and only Chicago appearance!
The Sweethearts of the Yellow Room are a trio of three of the best female songwriters in the Midwest. Annie Capps, Kitty Donohoe and Jan Krist are founding and current members of the noted Ann Arbor-based songwriting collective, The Yellow Room Gang. All three are active on their own as solo performers and members of other musical ensembles.
Two Kerrville New Folk Finalists and an Emmy winner – together they are a folk supergroup, fine vocalists and musicians, melding diverse styles (folky, funky, Celtic, with original songs ranging from heart-meltingly tender to fall-off-your-seat funny.
“The audience is drawn in right from the beginning with Annie’s amazing voice and the power of her songs. She has a way of making everyone in the venue feel like she is his or her personal friend.”
— Dave Rutkofske, Blue Water Folk Society (Thumbfest)
“Annie and Rod Capps write complex, winding melodies that fit Annie’s delicate voice perfectly. She sings with a relaxed, clean Midwestern twang, sliding you into the middle of lives and situations that are always interesting and dotted with real insight.”
— Dave Siglin, The Ark
“far above and beyond most singer/songwriters.”
— WFMT-Chicago Folk DJ Rich Warren
“one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric.”
— Sing Out! magazine
“…with breathtaking vocal leaps….(she) makes soul searching more enjoyable than it has a right to be.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“evocative…somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush, but it’s all Jan Krist. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Billboard Magazine
“Her talent as a songwriter equals – if not surpasses her vocal gifts. She has an uncanny way of cutting to the heart of a topic and providing the listener with food for thought.”
— Billboard Magazine
Music at 7:30 p.m. Potluck and socializing at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a dish and beverage to share. Wine or beer are welcome. Water, glasses, dishes and silver provided.
For more information and an invitation, please contact Lee by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 773-334-5776.
Suggested artist donation $20 (All funds go to the musicians.)