ANITA BIRK
on the same program with
TERENCE MARTIN

April 20, 2002


ANITA BIRK

nita Birk is a gifted young performer who loves old songs. Her personality is as sweet as her voice, and she has established herself as a favorite of many musicians — tonight she became one of our favorites. Anita's high clear voice and gentle guitar playing brought a lovely perspective to songs which are familiar and well loved.

he chooses songs which are often overlooked and imbues them with a richness and depth which is almost surprising in intensity. She has managed to strike an intriguing balance between the homespun and the ethereal. Watching Anita perform, one experiences folk music in one of its' purist forms.

nita has displayed her talents in the Sundays-at-Seven series and was a standout at the Members' Concert last year. Anita sparkled in her Hard Luck debut.


TERENCE MARTIN

orn in London and raised in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Terence Martin is a recent transplant to New York. His musical background includes work as a double bassist in the Burbank Symphony and in several rock bands. By day a teacher of English lit, his work as a poet is recognized in the anthology Four Valley Poets.

erence has a great acoustic/ folk/pop style that left us breathless. His breathy, bassy voice is rich, dark and polished, like a fine piece of furniture, and his acoustic guitar seemed to reach out and grab us as he paints elegant, shimmering soundscapes with his simple-yet-effective melodies and tasteful arrangements of Americana/Folk style music.

erence’s debut CD Division Street is a collection of extraordinary songs with resonant, startlingly original imagery. Terence’s new CD Waterproof has been receiving excellent reviews, and he was the New Jersey Folk Festival New Folk Showcase Winner of 2001. He told us tonight to expect his third album soon, and we eagerly await it.