Presenting and Supporting Folk & Acoustic Music
in the Washington, DC Area

FocusMusic & WFMA Present Jillian Matundan and Anne Hills

  • Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Focus Mount Vernon - St. Aidan's Episcopal Church 8531 Riverside Road Alexandria, VA 22308

Registration

  • In-person admission may be subject to current COVID restrictions. Ticket includes access to Live webcast where applicable. Price at the door (if available) for non-members : $25.
  • Live webcast which can be viewed for at least 1 week after the show.

Register

Tickets are $20 in advance ($20 at the door to members, $25 at the door to non-members, virtual tickets purchased day-of are also $25) and include a video of the event which can either be viewed Live if you're not feeling comfortable being at an in-person show, or watched in post to relive the show! 

We request that all attendees be vaccinated and be prepared to show vaccination status for admission (or a negative COVID test dated within the past 72 hours). Additionally, we require that the audience and staff wear masks at all times inside the building unless actively eating or drinking. We thank you for complying with what we’ve determined to be best for our community. IF you’re even feeling a little tickle at the back of your throat, better safe than sorry, please stay home and tune into our Live webcast of the evening. This will be viewable for ALL ticket holders after the event as a thank you for attending the show!

Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”

— Tom Paxton

Anne Hills is one of the most beloved voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances, her unique solo and collaborative recording projects, and her overall artistry and benefit work. Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has been a certified folk classic since the late 1990s. Whether she is singing her own songs, the words of six-year-old Opal Whiteley, or her song settings of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley; accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. You won’t want to miss a chance to hear her songs and stories in person. She tours extensively, winning over audiences with her warm, lively and humorous performances. (And if you love her writing, be sure to check out her “Haiku a Day” shared via her Facebook page!) The AllMusic Guide says, “A stunning soprano tone has made Anne Hills one of contemporary music’s premiere vocalists … Her knack for writing heartfelt songs [has] brought her to the upper echelon of her craft.” and Tom Paxton says, “Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”

Hear more from Anne at: www.annehills.com.

Anne will be accompanied by Al Power:
By day, Al Power is G. Allen Power, MD, an acclaimed board certified internist and geriatrician. At night, answering the call of the bat signal, he puts on his singer-songwriter costume and takes out his super-powered guitar. That's led to three recordings including Life Worth Living: A Celebration of Elders and Those Who Care for Them. His songs have been recorded by several artists and performed on three continents. Peter, Paul and Mary performed his song of elder autonomy, “If You Don’t Mind”, and Walter Cronkite used his song, “I’ll Love You Forever” in a 1995 Discovery Channel profile of American families."

Jillian Matundan is an award-winning, singer-songwriter in Northern Virginia by way of Central New York, where she was trained in classical violin from the age of three. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, she took a fifteen-year hiatus from writing and performing her own music. In 2019, she began playing songs she had only started writing a few months earlier at an open mic and has been on a tear ever since, winning awards and releasing her debut EP in June 2020. She plans to begin work on an acoustic and full-length album in 2021.

More atjillianmatundan.com

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