Tonight’s concert features Hot Soup. The trio HOT SOUP! simmers with intelligent lyrics, zany humor, spirited musicality and scrumptious three-part harmony. The recipe for this delectable concoction are the blended solo talents of Sue Trainor, Christina Muir and Jennie Avila. Their recordings continue to place this nationally touring trio among the most-played artists on international acoustic radio. Washingtonian Magazine wrote, “Insiders expect the… trio Hot Soup to go far!”
Hot Soup’s live shows “sparkle,” said Sing Out! Magazine. The trio brings a rare blend of spontaneity and intimacy to their performances, often developing hilarious exchanges among themselves and with the audience. The trio’s musical diversity extends to their instrumentation, including a variety of guitar stylings, harp, conga, ubang (a variety of udu), and small percussion such as kokkirico and window shutter. The focus, however, is always the sweet voices, trading lead vocals and capturing harmonies that raise goose bumps. No surprise, really. All three are talented solo performers with recordings of their own in addition to Hot Soup!, Soup Happens!, and their latest release The Way You Like It!
Opening the evening is the Kreider Trio. The Kreider Trio is a family band from Lehigh county formed by Niko Kreider on cello and lead vocals, and backed by his parents Jay on mandolin, banjo, guitar, and harmony vocals, and Kim on bass. Niko has been playing classical cello for over ten years, and began playing bluegrass and old-time music in high school. The addition of cello into traditional music is what gives the group its distinctive sound. Some of the biggest musical influences include Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, and Crooked Still. Niko is currently studying at WVU, and is learning from some of the best musicians in West Virginia.
The Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse is a ministry of the Perkasie Mennonite Church. The coffeehouse is warm and cozy, with lots of atmosphere. It is a place where people can enjoy fellowship and see some of the best performers available up close and personal, in an intimate setting. Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse is located in the church fellowship hall, which is air conditioned and handicap accessible.
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for adults 65 and over; students 13 and up, $6; 12 and under free. All ticket sales at door, no advance sales, no reservations. Delicious desserts and drinks are available. The doors open at 7:00 and performances begin at 7:30.
For April and May a portion of our proceeds will go to Pennridge FISH, our local food pantry. You can also drop off donations of non-perishable food at Patchwork for Pennridge FISH at all our concerts.