Don't miss the lively sounds and close harmonies of the Kansas duo calling themselves Delores & the Pickin'-Fretter at the next Highland Avenue Coffeehouse from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Ave., Elgin. All are welcome. Friends and neighbors from the community are invited to attend. Admission is free; donations will be appreciated. There will be light refreshments.
The duo from Wichita are Jenny Stover-Brown and Jeffrey Faus. They will bring their eclectic blend of folk, rock, and gospel to the Elgin folk stage. They will be joined for selected numbers by master fiddler Louise Brodie from Lombard. Their energy and humor engage and inspire audiences; their creative instrumentation intrigues and amuses listeners; and their spirit gives people some good old, down-home comfort.
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Stover-Brown has been a piano player and singer since she was a child. Faus, also a singer since childhood, taught himself to play guitar in high school. They came together for some informal picking as early as 2001, but their performing life took off when Stover-Brown bought an accordion she named "Delores" for $50 at a garage sale.
Their wide-ranging repertoire includes songs by Alison Kraus and Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Gillian Welch, the Beatles, Nancy Griffith, Joni Mitchell, and others. When they are not making music, Stover-Brown is a school social worker and mother of two. Faus is a writer, editor, and project manager for the nonprofit Trees for Life. They have given musical leadership at Church of the Brethren gatherings.
The duo also will participate in Sunday morning worship at Highland Avenue Church on April 6. For information, call (847) 741-5124 or visit hacob.org.