Entertainer returns to Sandy
Appearing in a cafÃ© setting, Kathryn Claire will sing and play Celtic, folk and original songs
Everyone who is able to visit the Sandy Library Coffee House CafÃ© during the Sandy Main Street First Friday event is in for a real treat.
The featured entertainer at the cafÃ© will be Kathryn Claire, who endeared herself to Sandy-area residents when she appeared in Sandy in August with Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few.
In this more intimate setting, Claire will show the style and grace that has made her an in-demand artist not only in her home state of Oregon, but also in far-away places. She will tour Japan with Araki during most of November.
Claires captivating alto voice is matched only by the skills that make her guitar or violin playing technically superior.
She not only plays her instrument in an exceptional manner, she also moves her audiences by making the instrument and her voice sing the music of her heart.
Claire has an innate ability to improvise and a keen sense of harmony, and she also can move effortlessly across genres, playing Celtic or American folk as well as a number of her own compositions.
She began to explore her songwriting abilities while still young, learning to play a guitar on her own in order to write music.
Consequently, her original music is often storytelling put to music folk tunes with traditional roots.
In a note to The Post Monday, Claire said shell mainly perform her original songs, and a few traditionals.
Remembering well the reception she and Araki received in August, she said she is looking forward to her return visit to Sandy.
The European cafÃ© ambience is available to all who enter the Sandy Library. There is no admission charge.
On the first Friday of each month, as a part of Sandys First Friday event, the library transforms into a coffee house, complete with music, refreshments and a childrens activity.
The cafÃ© opens at 6 p.m., with the childrens program continuing until 7 p.m. and the two-hour show ending at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.
For more information, call the library at 503-668-5537.