Vocalist to sing vintage songs


The Prudence Johnson Trio, featuring popular song vocalist Prudence Johnson, will perform at the Moffat County High School auditorium on Tuesday, March 30.

The performance is the second to last in this season's Craig Concert Association series. Having only heard Johnson sing on CD, Butch McKune, concert association publicity chairman, said he's looking forward to a live performance.

"She has got quite a voice," McKune said. "It'll be a surprise for me."

Attendance to the concert is by Craig Concert Association membership only. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Johnson will wrap her alto voice around vintage songs from her latest album, "Moon Country," featuring songs by American composer Hoagy Carmichael. Johnson will also sing numbers penned by composers ranging from Henry Mancini to Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein.

Johnson was a founding member of Rio Nido, and she recorded three albums with that trio before stepping out to record her first solo release.

Prudence has toured the Soviet Union twice, once with the musical group Women Who Cook! and later with her own band, The Good Life.

Minnesota born and bred, Johnson has appeared onstage in several plays in the Twin Cities, including "Ten November," "The All Night Strut," and "Gershwin the Klezmer."

On the screen, Johnson had a cameo role as a flapper singer in Robert Redford's Academy Award winning film, A River Runs Through It.

Rob Gebhart can be reached at 824-7031 or by e-mail at rgebhart@craigdailypress.com.

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