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BRUNCH featuring HELEN AVAKIAN

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BRUNCH featuring HELEN AVAKIAN
Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:30 AM
The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
 
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Helen Avakian performs an exciting array of acoustic guitar music ranging from captivating original songs and instrumentals to arrangements of classics like George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.”

Helen is an award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist from Madison, WI, and the first female International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion. Helen was voted number one Favorite Acoustic Act four times by Rhythm and News magazine, and she has won numerous songwriting awards, including 7 first prizes from the NewSongs Contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas.

Helen’s solo guitar release, “Notes from Helen,” made it to the finals of the international Just Plain Folks competition for Best Guitar Album and has received this praise: “Notes from Helen is an extraordinary CD, ranking with the very best fingerstyle - or any style - guitar albums.” Céline Keating, Minor 7th

Helen has received raves from reviewers who call her "a rising star," and a "guitar goddess." Acoustic Guitar magazine describes her playing as "impressive … full of life and energy." Helen’s guitar playing and vocals are featured on the opening track of Pete Seeger's Grammy-nominated final album, “The Storm King.” Her guitar playing is also featured on the recordings of Hudson Valley artists, Priscilla Herdman and Terry Champlin.

“Like Joni Mitchell, Helen Avakian can turn lyrics inside out ... Helen Avakian’s music touches a place within.”
John Barry, Poughkeepsie Journal


"Helen Avakian has what it takes to rise to the top of the hill. A gifted guitarist, composer, and storyteller, she also has a pure clear voice with its own identity.” Kate Goldsmith, Taconic Weekend

“The 'Notes from Helen' CD is genuinely moving to me. Thanks for your lovely playing!”
Ralph Towner, Jazz Composer, Multi-instrumentalist