Joy to the World 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Featuring the Bob Thompson Unit and guest vocalist Catherine Russell
Culture Center Theater Charleston, WV
8:00 pm, Doors open at 7:30 pm
Advance Tickets $25 At the Door $30
by phone at 800.594.TIXX,
or Taylor Books 226 Capitol St. in downtown Charleston.
The 20th season of Joy to the World with Bob
Thompson will be held at the Culture
Center in Charleston, WV
December 13, 2012.
The show is produced by West Virginia Public
Broadcasting and performed before a consistently sold-out audience. Joy To The World has traditionally
been the kickoff to the holiday season in Charleston.
Each year Bob invites a guest
vocalist to join his band to add some swing to the holiday special. This year’s Joy to the World features
special guest vocalist Catherine Russell.
is a one of a kind vocalist. She has toured the world, performing and
recording with Paul Simon, David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper,
Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm and Rosanne Cash, among
Catherine is that rarest of entities - a genuine jazz and blues singer - who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full blown femininty incarnate; a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable.
She launches fearlessly into each tune, getting inside the melody and capturing every emotion. Catherine joins the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.