Drawing from folk, jazz, pop, soul and world music, Vicki Genfan is redefining singer/songwriter culture.
Hear this masterful guitarist/songwriter when the Vicki Genfan Trio performs at Northeast State June 23 in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater, located on the College’s Blountville campus, next to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The show beings at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to all.
With a mastery of the acoustic guitar that borders on pure alchemy, audiences are mesmerized by the waves of sound Genfan creates with just two hands and her voice. Using 29 alternate tunings and the percussive technique she calls ‘slap-tap’, Genfan’s pure, expressive vocals dig deep and stir the heart to be the perfect accompaniment on many of her songs.
Genfan writes and beautifully sings her own brand of music and lyrics while putting her unmistakable imprint on familiar tunes like the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood.” An evening with Genfan is far more than a concert; stories, warmth and humor are gift wrapped in an unforgettable evening of music that leaves the audience always wanting more.
She has been recognized among the world’s greatest guitarists and musicians at festivals such as The International Montreal Jazz Festival, Germany’s Open Strings Guitar Festival, Italy’s Soave Guitar Festival, as well as at venues and Performing Arts Centers across the United States and abroad. In 2005 she was one of the featured artists on La Guitara, the first compilation CD featuring female guitarists from around the globe, released by Vanguard Records.
With several additional ground-breaking recordings behind her, recent acquisitions of the 6-string banjo, 12-string and baritone guitars, high demand at clinics and music camps and an ongoing European presence, she continues to reach beyond musical borders and into new territory.