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Winter Wind Concert Spotlights Antje Duvekot
By Tourism Industry Partner
NORMAN - Antje Duvekot, singer-songwriter and guitarist of the #1 album of the year by WUMB, will be in concert at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 South Jones Avenue, on October 24. The concert is part of the Performing Arts Studio Winter Wind Concert Series. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20. Advanced purchase is recommended.
Starting at the early age of 16, Duvekot began recording music and producing cassette tapes for her friends. At 18, she won the first open mic competition she participated in at the Sam Adams Brewpub in Philadelphia. Within a year of starting, Duvekot recorded a number of songs on a borrowed 4-track tape machine, and released a self-produced full-length cassette entitled Waterstains. Duvekot’s songs have been described as dark and personal, and that she often performs with little accompaniment besides her acoustic guitar.
Antje Duvekot has built her reputation as one of America’s top emerging songwriters. The debut studio release of “Big Dream Boulevard,” was voted as the #1 Folk Release of 2006 by the Boston Globe and was also named the “Top 10 Releases of the Year” by National Public Radio’s Folk Alley. Duvekot has also won several songwriting awards. Some of the top songwriting awards include the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious Kerrville (TX) “Best New Folk Award”, and in one of the nation’s top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act,” which is three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.
'When I first heard Antje I knew I was witnessing something very special,' said Neil Dorfsman, producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Sting. 'She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody. Her songs are stunning paintings of color and shade and always generate the heat and light that real art should. In an unpoetic and 'in your face' world, she is lyrical and subtle.'
Full 2010-2011 Winter Wind Schedule <http://www.thepas.org/content/view/224/136/>
Antje Duvekot Press Kit <http://www.antjeduvekot.com/index.php?page=bio>
PAS office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. Winter Wind Concerts are made possible by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the generous support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals.
For more information about Winter Wind or other PAS programs, visit http://thepas.org or call 307-9320.
Contact: Rick Fry