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Jimmy LaFave & Amy Helm
Two incredible singer-songwriters perform on the Pollak stage in this co-bill representing the best of American music traditions. The attraction of Jimmy LaFave’s music lies in his voice and vision that strikes responsive chords at the heart of folk, blues and American roots rock & roll. Jimmy has devoted most of his life to making music, beginning as a young boy in Texas, then moving to Oklahoma where he crafted his sound, a combining his experiences among authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie. His discography includes 8 critically acclaimed CDs and he has toured extensively through the U.S. and Europe. Amy Helm’s deep musical roots are enriched by her stunning vocal and other creative gifts revealing a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions.