Monday February 27th, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents the Class of 88 w Jon Carroll, Deanna Bogart and Bill Starks.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm
Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door.
The Class of 88 is a celebration of piano. Different styles, different players... probably different pianos! Tonight we bring together local artists Jon Carroll and Bill Starks with an import from the west coast, Deanna Bogart, for a show that will go to the very limit of what a piano can do!
Deanna Bogart: With 40 years as a road musician, award-winning bandleader, and multi instrumentalist, Deanna Bogart is adored by her fans for her adventurous, original, and diverse music career. She is recognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals, and cut-above songwriting. Expanding now to include producing festivals, artists, as an arranger and as a sought after educator/mentor/master classes/creative coach while nonstop gigging around the globe and playing with stellar musicians everywhere. She now lives in the desert and the road keeps comin'....
More about Deanna Bogart at deannabogart.com
Bill Starks: With a lovable, lived in voice, one-of-a-kind piano chops, and a distinctive Blues-infused style, Bill has recorded two albums of his own music. His CD “I See Trouble” is a treasure of eclectic Americana tunes showing his versatile songwriting style. A second CD release, “Do You Hear Me Now” is a collection of earlier original tunes in a more up-tempo, modern rock vein. Bill has also garnered awards and acclaim as a songwriter, His anthem “300 Miles From Memphis to New Orleans,” won Song of the Year at the WAMMIES. ( And, “300 Miles” has a coordinating video filmed and produced by Jim Robeson.) “Repo Man” a funny lament about reaching your own personal debt ceiling, was recorded for the Wranglers’ “Americana Express” album, and was featured on NPR during the financial crisis, and “I See Trouble”, the title track of Bill’s first album, has become a show-stopping favorite at live shows.
More about Bill Starks at : billstarksmusic.com
Jon Carroll: At age 18, Jon Carroll was a founding member of Starland Vocal Band, recording the #1 Pop hit “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”.
The group went on to be nominated for 5 Grammy Awards, winning 2: for Best New Artist & Best Arrangement for Voices (One of Jon's roles in the group).
Since then, he's has not slowed down as a performer, composer, arranger, producer, songwriter and musician. His works have appeared in films, commercials and episodic dramas and comedies, and he is highly sought after studio session performer appearing on many recordings.
His songs have been covered by artists such as Linda Ronstadt (Her 80’s hit “Want Love? Get Closer!), Tom Jones and Kenny Rogers, and he's the long-time keyboardist/vocalist band member with Mary Chapin Carpenter, with touring stints for countless others including Rodney Crowell, Dixie Chicks, Peter Wolf and Eric Lindell.
His work has been recognized repeatedly over the course of many years by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), which over the years has awarded him over 20 "Wammies" for Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Song of Year.
As a songwriter, Carroll has been likened to artists as disparate as John Prine and E. Annie Proulx, with songs as insightful as they are rhythmic and soulful. He’s an in-demand hired hand, and performs as well with his own band, but to hear Jon perform solo in an intimate setting is an all too rare treat!
More about Jon Carroll at joncarroll.org