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April 14, 2010 > Women with Strings Attached

Women with Strings Attached

"Women with Strings Attached" is a beautiful harmonic blend of three magical voices. Mira Wooten, Lucy Billings and Deborah Thacker share the stage with original work and cover tunes that weave through many genres including folk, country and blues. They will be performing a benefit concert for ABODE, formerly Tri-City Homeless Coalition, at Mission Coffee in Fremont.

Mira's soulful and sultry sound captures the essence of contemporary talents like "India Arie", "Bonnie Raitt" and "Eva Cassidy", to name a few. An original stylist whose gift shines brightest in her own compositions of love and life. Her woven lyrical patterns both reveal and haunt. She'll make you laugh, make you cry and leave you longing for more of that smooth silky voice that tells her story.

Songwriter Lucy Billings uses music as a language as she distills life events into songs. "Sometimes the songs seem to write themselves," says Lucy. "They are like souls hovering, waiting to swoop in and join up with the appropriate melody -- I just help them to find each other." Her melodic compositions and "heart-tugging" lyrics evoke the best of folk-roots music. In her debut CD, "Open Air", Lucy's warm, rich voice rides on a lush blend of acoustic guitars, pedal steel and keyboards. Her voice is honest, her stories authentic, evoking in each listener a personal response.

Deborah Thacker gives a first rate performance with a voice that is liquid gold. An accomplished, professional Bay Area performer, she blends pop, jazz and folk music into a smooth style all her own.

Each year Wayne and Sue Brask seek out musical artists they enjoy and bring them to their home and local venues to perform. The audience sits and hears the music in a very personal setting, enjoy delectable homemade treats and have a chance to talk to the musicians. All this makes for a truly memorable experience. In an age of stadium shows with bands on oversized screens, here you can sit ten feet from the artists and feel the music played to you, for you.

Every performer they invite is previewed to make sure that they are fun, as well as sound good when they play live. For more information, please visit

Come listen to live music in an intimate coffeehouse setting, where you can also enjoy a fine cup of coffee, dinner or dessert, along with the show.

Women with Strings Attached
Saturday, April 17
7 p.m.
Mission Coffee Roasting Co.
151 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 623-6920

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