The Silver City Public Library and Silco Theater welcomes Midwest touring artists Patty & Craig to a special concert 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Although primarily roots singer songwriters, Patty & Craig also offer their take on timeless classics, supported by guitars and piano. They’ve been described as “genuinely talented with classic folk voices, known for their gorgeous harmonies, impeccable musicianship, playful stage humor, and jewel-like original songs.”
Patty Stevenson is a classically trained pianist and amazing finger-style guitarist. She often writes portrait songs of people in her life and in history. Craig Siemsen has been described as a leading midwest guitarist with a voice that is a mixture of honey and grit. His songwriting speaks to the human condition with poetry and humor.
The combination of these two artists creates a sound that is full-on harmony and joy.
Patty & Craig are familiar to the Silver City area, being long-time friends of local composer Gretchen Van Auken. Patty’s first solo piano recording of Gretchen’s compositions “Clouds on the Mountain” (1987) has been featured on radio stations around the world. Patty will perform some of these pieces as part of the program. Also, Craig wrote a song that was inspired by Gretchen’s life in Gila titled, “Desert Pilgrim.” Craig will perform that song as well.
Patty & Craig