Thursday, May 7, 2009
Library Bar in Dallas adds two new performers
Pat Peterson and Aubree-Anna join Jennifer Perryman, Brad Williams and Erik Barnes at one of Dallas’ long-time favorite spots for live music.
The Library Bar recently added two new singers to its roster. Pat Peterson and Aubree-Anna join Jennifer Perryman, Brad Williams and Erik Barnes at one of Dallas’ long-time favorite spots for live music.
Pat Peterson (5 p.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, Friday) – a former Raelette (backup singer for Ray Charles), Pat has performed around the world with superstars such as John Mellencamp, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pat Benatar, The Bee Gees and Elton John. When you see her behind the piano of The Library Bar and hear her renditions of everything from "Unforgettable" and "It Had To Be You" to "Killing Me Softly," her individual star power and larger-than-life personality clearly shine.
Aubree-Anna (8 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday) – this singer, songwriter and recording artist has won a loyal following in recent years. Her refreshing sound, with a classic twist, sultry vocals and musical style, blends jazz, alternative and pop. It reminds you of great artists like Sade, Norah Jones and Billie Holliday. But like all of these great singers, she is unique. She has the ability to either deliver a song with a smooth, rich delicacy or effortlessly ascent into a commanding and soulful explosion of emotion. (Hear her at www.aubree-anna.com.)
Erik Barnes (7 p.m.-Midnight, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 p.m.-Midnight, Thursday, Friday) – Erik Barnes has been delighting patrons of the Library Bar for more than 15 years, including notables like Bobby Short, Alanis Morissette, Gregory Hines, John Mayer, the Electric Light Orchestra and back-up singers for Gladys Knight. Whether it’s romantic ballads “when love is in the air” or upbeat tunes for business types who need to decompress, Erik says “the room isn’t about me, it’s about the people who inhabit it.” Nevertheless, the Library Bar wouldn’t be the same without its main man. Erik holds degrees from Yale College (B.A.), Washington State University (M.A.), and he conducted doctoral studies at the University of North Texas. He has performed concerts in many of the major cities and played with four orchestras.
Jennifer Perryman (8 p.m.-Midnight, Mondays) – Jennifer’s distinctive musical approach has been described simply as soulful. Her music is a powerful blend of seriousness and whimsy, embracing the ultra hip modern while paying homage to the nostalgic. This native-born Texan’s skills not only lie in singing and playing the piano, but in writing, arranging and production, which she put to good use on four albums of original music, all of which merge elements of pop, jazz, rock, R&B and dance to form a unique and soul-wrenching style.
Brad Williams (5 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) – this “jazz baby” specializes in piano music for The Library Bar. His versions of everything from Cole Porter to Gershwin to light jazz serve as a backdrop as the business meetings of the day are wrapped us and evening is ushered in. He holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and he teaches jazz piano at Richland College. He has “jazzed it up” in venues all over world.
Source: The Library Bar