Camille West at Cafe Beth El
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Where: Temple Beth El
Cost: $18 in advance / $20 at the door
Cafe Beth El is proud to present the comedic folk singer Camille West who has been a Cafe Lena regular and part of the acclaimed folk quartet Four Bitchin' Babes. Opening for Camille is Bill Martin, Folk blues performer. Camille and Bill with will perform their own 45 minute acoustic sets ending with a combined performance.
In addition to the live entertainment, non-alcoholic beverages, desserts and other light refreshments will be available for purchase. Plus, works of art and handmade jewelry by local artisans will be on display and on sale. Proceeds will benefit the programs of Temple Beth El.
Camille West is an award-winning, comedic song-writer and folk singer of the highest order. Armed with her guitar and "a manic zest fired by two of the most arresting eyes in show business" (Metroland) Camille's performance career (as a both a solo performer and as a member of The Four Bitchin' Babes) has taken her to a wide variety of clubs, coffeehouses, theaters, festivals, fairs, and on radio and television programs. The Boston Globe described her as "a deft comic actress as well as a fine writer with a Tom Lehrer-esque knack for the cleverly forced rhyme. And The Albany Times Union observed that "with a keen eye and a clever turn of phrase, West manages to make the day to day difficulties of contemporary living sound like an absolute laugh riot."
Bill Martin originally trained as a trumpeter with a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, but he fell in love with the guitar in the '70's. He performed and taught for many years in the region, specializing in classical and folk guitar styles and was the guitar instructor at Skidmore College for many years. After leaving to pursue other business interests, he finally returned to the guitar to write and perform part time. He loves to explore American folk blues music and to write original material using folk and classical idioms.
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