Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 7:00p -
The Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Art, Date Idea, Music, Party, Social Good
Dance with a partner, work on your art, or just sit back and listen to R.D. King (guitar) and Scott Card (guitar) performing beautiful waltzes on Sunday, April 28!
$10 for general admission, $7 for students, $5 for first timers!
This is not your grandparent’s ballroom waltz! Our community waltzes are an approachable partner dance that have more in common with twirling around at your best friend’s wedding than promenading in a fancy dress.
Beginners are welcome! Any of our experienced dancers are happy to give you a quick break down on what it takes to waltz. They’ll have you up and dancing in no time!
Non-dancers are welcome! Our fantastic array of local musicians are more than worth the ticket price even if you’re not planning to dance. Feel free to sit and listen or bring an art project to work on!
Interested in getting in for FREE? We need two volunteers to sit the table every month! Comment in the event if you’re interested!
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
RD King is a Boston-based human, composer, and acoustic guitar extraordinaire. The winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, he has opened for Andy McKee, Ari Hest, Liz Longley, and many others. Using only instrumental music, he creates compelling narratives and emotional experiences. Through composing and performing, King explores life, consciousness, and meaning, grappling with questions of individual and shared experience. Listening to King’s music is an emotional and introspective journey that is difficult to parse into genre or tradition. His debut album, vs. Self, was released on April 27, 2017 and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and more.
There is a common truth in all music, and Scott Card is finding that thread. From childhood memories of dancing to Jay Geils Band and REM in the living room to releasing his first collaborative full-length album at age 18, music has always been about bringing people together to express something about the human experience. Scott is a long-time teacher and student of music. After graduating from Ithaca College in 2013 with a degree in Jazz Studies and living abroad, Scott released “Dessin”, a collection of pieces for solo guitar, in 2016. Combining the visceral expressive power of jazz with the conceptual precision of classical music, along with the relatable idioms of folk and pop, Scott is finding his own musical voice that has been described by his audiences as “incredible”, “intense”, and “the real thing”.
WHO’S PLAYING NEXT
We love our local musicians! These talented folks make waltz come to life with traditional, blues, country, and even classical renditions. Whether you’re a dancer of just want to listen to great music, mark your calendar!
– June 23: Julie Vallimont (keyboard, accordion) & Anna Patton (clarinet)
– July 28: Larry Unger (guitar) & Julie Metcalf (fiddle)