Saturday, Jan 28 7:30pm (Seaside Rep Theatre, Seaside)
Escape To Create and the Seaside Repertory Theatre team up to present the award–winning alt-country Duo “Granville Automatic” performing “An Army Without Music: Civil War Stories From Hallowed Ground.”
Tickets: $25 available online at SeasideRep.org
Guitarist Elizabeth Elkins is an award-winning songwriter whose work has appeared on leading television networks and numerous films. A Grand Prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Elkins was finalist at both the International Songwriting Contest and the UK Singer/Songwriter Awards. She has been a featured musician in several industry publications including Guitar Player magazine and works with top songwriters and performers coast to coast.
Vocalist Vanessa Olivarez wrote and recorded a Top 10 single in Canada and has had three songs recorded by the multi-platinum Grammy-awarded country music duo Sugarland. An accomplished actress and dancer on stage and television, Olivarez received a Dora nomination (Canada’s Tony Award) for her performance in the Toronto production of Hairspray. She was a Top 12 finalist on the second season of American Idol.
Olivarez and Elkins formed their songwriting partnership, Granville Automatic, in 2009 and write in the tradition of musical storytellers such as John Prine, Nanci Griffith, and Bob Dylan. The Atlanta-based duo has toured throughout the U.S. in nationally recognized venues including the 30A Songwriter’s Festival.During their residency, they will create a portfolio of songs inspired by their research of personal histories recorded during the Civil War. Working with The Civil War Trust and the National Park Service, Granville Automatic will later perform the work at national battlefields. Olivarez and Elkins hope to engage middle school students by capturing a historylesson through songwriting and will offer the public a lecture with performance of their completed works.