2015 Acoustic Folk! Music Series: Gayle Ritt

Posted by OCVA / April 24, 2015

This April the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is ecstatic to welcome back singer and songwriter, Gayle Ritt for an encore performance on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Ritt will be releasing her latest album.

A native of Flagstaff, Arizona, Ritt has been singing and performing most of her life. From the days as a singing waitress to playing for sold out audiences at the House of Blues — her "considerable ability to create subtle, song specific arrangements," (Illinois Entertainer) and constant performing have made her a household name in Chicago. Ritt relocated to Portland after years of touring and recording music throughout the U.S. She has performed in the top venues throughout the country and has foundher new home in Oregon. The Chicago Sun-Times says, "Ritt's gutsy voice is an impressive instrument," and her 4 albums speak for themselves as her ability to sing and perform different styles of music shine.

During the past 20 years of singing, songwriting and recording, Gayle Ritt continues to reach listeners with her music and live performances throughout the US and abroad. The impact has resulted in millions of hearing her voice news features and national commercials on TV and Radio and her five independent releases have crossed many genres – fueled – she will remind you – by a powerful collection of contributing friends. Her live performances are as varied as her styles – from Motown to folk and everything in between.

"The promise of an ongoing love affair with her music will begin the moment you hear the first note."

Ritt sings a unique and traditional version of the National Anthem that has garnered her a standing invitation by the Chicago Cubs (9 years and running). She has also performed at Dodgers Stadium, The Staples Center, US Cellular Field and the Thomas & Mack Center for the Dodgers, Lakers, White Sox and Gladiators. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Tickets are available by phone at 503-436-9301, at the Museum, or through the online gift shop. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.

Don't miss your oppurtunity to see these two talented performers in a unique and intimate space.

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