Thursday, August 23, 2012
Marci Hedges to make a hometown debut with Cat and the Canary on Friday
By Ginny McCabe
Special to ASSIST News Service
CINCINNATI, OH (ANS) -- Cincinnati’s own Marci Hedges will take the stage with Cat and the Canary on the Kroger Stage at the Taste of Blue Ash in Blue Ash, Ohio on Friday night, August 24 at 8 p.m.
Cat and the Canary will perform an hour set from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hedges will sing a combination of original and cover songs, featuring a variety of musical styles. The set list will include Billie Holiday’s “All of Me,” Adele’s “Daydreamer,” and Etta James song, “At Last,” among others. The evening’s performance will also include an original number penned by Hedges called, “Best Friends Forever.”
“I am looking forward to debuting in my hometown, where I have the support of people, who know and love me. There are a lot of people, who have watched me through the years and have believed in me. They have always encouraged me to sing.” Marci Hedges said.
“This is the beginning of a beautiful thing. It means the world to me. I want to share something with others that God gave to me – My voice. I want to sing for others and hopefully, it can help them in some way,” Hedges expressed.
Marci comes from an extremely talented, musical family. She has been singing most of her life. Her father, Eddie Hedges, co-founding member of Blessid Union of Souls and solo artist has guided her and watched her develop her musical talents from the beginning. Her uncle, Billy Hedges is also a professional musician. Family jam sessions on holidays and other special occasions with her grandfather, Frank Hedges, Sr. and other extended family members, who are equally gifted musicians are common occurrences for the Hedges family.
“I’ve been singing since I was a baby,” Hedges said. “This is really the beginning of a new chapter for me, musically. The outpouring of support from family, friends and the community is greatly appreciated.”
On a personal note, Marci said that music makes her happy, even when she’s sad, or experiencing the ups and downs of life.
“Music is therapeutic. I’ve been through some difficult things. I write about the things that I am going through, and things that other people are facing. It helps me get the through all of the different seasons of life – the fun times as well as the hard times,” she said.
Hedges will have a forthcoming, five-song EP available for sale at the show, which she wrote the songs for and produced. The project was mixed and mastered in Los Angeles by Eddie Hedges at his Native Music Studio.
In addition, audiences can expect all types of cuisine from local restaurants, live entertainment from local, regional and national acts, rides, games, a teen area and more. Admission is free and tickets are not required for any of the musical entertainment. The Taste of Blue Ash will be held from August 24-26 at Blue Ash Towne Square at Hunt and Cooper Roads. For a full entertainment line-up and a complete schedule, visit www.BlueAshEvents.com.
Headliners for the Taste of Blue Ash 2012 include:
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