July 19, 2012
Performances are held Thursday mornings at 11:30am, and last about 45 minutes.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
“The Wannabes were drawn together by a love of singing in harmony and a desire to play our own ‘roots music’: songs that speak to struggles for justice, human rights, and peace and lift the spirit. As younger women, we all secretly “wanted to be” the folk singers we grew up listening to. We like a good story and lyrics and always encourage singing along. The songs may be familiar but we interpret them in our own unique way.
Mary-Nell Bochman carried a guitar around in her heart for many years. Now she plays and sings with the Wannabes and her heart is a lot lighter.
Katharine Preston wanted to be singer-peace activist Joan Baez. Forty years later she is happy voicing harmony and inspirational lyrics hoping to move hearts and minds.
Donna Lou Sonnett grew up as the youngest of a W. Pa. musical family. Self-taught on the guitar from age 14, she really wanted to be Mary Travers of “Peter, Paul and Mary” fame. She dedicates her present musical journey with “The Wannabes” to the memory of her mom and brother – her two all-time favorite singing buddies.” [Essex Community Concerts.]
All performances are held at the Essex Community Church in Essex, NY. You can contact Essex Community Concerts for more information at:
Phone: 518-963-4084 or 518-963-4445