Somehow Peachy is local musicians Holly Barber and Janet Buchanan. The duo will take the Jacoby Arts Center stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.
ALTON — The Jacoby Arts Center continues the Friday Nites Live! with the return of Somehow Peachy, local musicians Holly Barber and Janet Buchanan.
The duo will take the Jacoby stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Their music blends together styles of folk, bossa nova and jazz in silky harmonies.
“Something Peachy is returning with a full set of crowd favorites,” Buchanan says.
Barber grew up in Los Angeles and Buchanan hails from England. Each artist brings a distinctive musical vocabulary to create a unique sound. Barber’s earliest musical influences were classic Motown and Broadway show tunes. Buchanan listened to such legendary Latin artists as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto, whose songs presented unusual chords and slinky rhythms.
Will Buchanan, Janet’s husband, is an accomplished electric guitar player and drummer and will be a special guest on stage.
“The East gallery cabaret series provides an intimate setting to relax and experience live performances by a sampling of the extraordinary talent that can be found in our region,” says Denny Scarborough, Jacoby president. “Additionally, we have paired each concert with a local food purveyor to add to the evening’s enjoyment.”
Apple-praline pie is the seasonal harvest specialty of Katherine’s Bounty, a renowned vendor at Alton Farmers’ Market, and will be available along with Bunkhouse Joe’s Ethiopian Natural water-washed Decaf and Icey Joe.
“Jacoby offers a gorgeous space to perform in, with an engaged, thoughtful audience and amazing food catered by local bakers,” says Holly Barber. “What’s not to love?”
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and no reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
For information, call (618) 462-5222 or visit www.jacobyartscenter.org. The center is at 627 E. Broadway.