Rebecca Folsom and Liz Barnez

The winter calendar is not always at its fullest. However, the next three weeks have some bright spots. This week there are SUPER BOWL PARTIES.

Next weekend, there is the Valentine’s Day Concert at Sun Meadow.

And after that is Winterfest at the Willies, which will be described in the next issue of the Nude News.

The Valentine’s Day Concert at Sun Meadow on Saturday, Feb. 7, features Rebecca Folsom and Liz Barnez.

Rebecca Folsom’s near four-octave range earns her a respectable seat in the same room as Whitney Houston and Queen’s Freddie Mercury. Add in the soulfulness of Etta James, the abandon of Janis Joplin, a touch of folk songstress Joni Mitchell and that is Rebecca.

While her range is impressive, it’s the expression in her voice that rivets your attention and stays with you long after the show ends. Rebecca’s voice pours from an inner source of honest emotion, flowing from lilting tenderness to fully liberated, unbridled release. Her poetic songs open your heart, setting free a vulnerability you didn’t realize was locked away and inviting you to embrace life with all of its joy, sorrow, passion, and love.

Rebecca writes inspiring tales of human heartbreak, redemption, and freedom. She shares those songs with exquisite intimacy in a solo performance, with soaring and angelic harmonies in a duo or trio, and with blazing grooves from her incredibly talented band. With all of Rebecca’s ensembles, you experience the hot spark of the Wild Wild West uniquely mixed with the spiritual Zen of her upbringing in Boulder, Colorado.

Liz Barnez was heavily influenced from the distinct sounds of New Orleans. Growing up in the French Quarter, Barnez mixed funk with gospel, soul and Dixieland music to create “acoustic swamp-rock”. While attending the University of New Orleans, Barnez met drummer Steve Amedee. Amedee was a member of The Subdudes and encouraged

Liz to continue her writing and singing. In 1987, The Subdudes moved to Colorado and Barnez was soon to follow. Barnez won the Colorado Sound Contest and performed at the American Music Festival. In 1992, she released Liz Barnez Band, her debut album. More touring and performing ensued before she entered the studio in 1995. Working with Tom Sullivan, Barnez released Inkmarks On Pages in 1996. Often compared to Melissa Etheridge, the musician performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for two years.