Friday, August 10, 2018

From Oregon to Albion Terrace

Saltburn based country music promoter, Ray Freeman, has secured the services of one of country music’s finest artists to appear here in town at the Community Theatre.

Hailing from Oregon, USA Joni Harms feels right at home in Saltburn and just loves our area and its proximity to the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, with Whitby being another favourite port of call.

Ray and his wife Jackie met Joni some years ago whilst attending Norfolk Country Music Festival. Joni completed her thoroughly enjoyable set in front of over five hundred country music fans. Ray asked her to autograph her CD and a guitar that he ‘just happened’ to have with him! Naturally, she obliged and this was to be the beginning of a close friendship.

Joni has previously performed at both Great Broughton and Danby Village Halls to full houses on every occasion which led to Ray feeling that Saltburn’s Community Theatre would provide such a beautiful backdrop and acoustic for her kind of traditional country music.

For the first time ever, Joni is being accompanied by her daughter Olivia (an established artist in her own right) on her UK and European Tour which begins right here in Saltburn on Friday 14th September.

It will be an evening of the very best in country in the company of two very fine artists who totally engage with genuine warmth with their audiences. Joni has always encouraged people to come out, enjoy her music and get to know each other. It’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

Joni and Olivia are supported by The Lee Paul Band on this special night in Saltburn, tickets are £12.50 each and obtainable from Saltburn Theatre direct or by calling Jackie at Feet First, Stokesley on 01642 713575 or Ray Freeman on his mobile 07505 259163.

Returning to North Yorkshire, tickets are also available for Danby Village Hall Thursday 27th September and her final performance in our area, Great Broughton Village Hall on Friday 28th September. Both are intimate venues where you are welcome to take your own refreshments.

Joni and Olivia Harms appear in association with Feet First Promotions & Zetland FM

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