Local singer-songwriter Lorraine Conard celebrates the release of her new CD, “Riding on Your Wings,” with a release party to be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Colonial Theater in Canton.
Influenced by a vast and varied mix of artists, Conard’s songwriting style ranges from toe-tapping, country-fried Americana to earthy, folk-tinged blues. All her songs, regardless of their patchwork roots, are anchored by rich, earthy vocals that are equally capable of soothing and electrifying.
For several years, Conard has played regularly to a loyal fan base at several Waynesville venues, where she plays with a variety of other musicians.
“Those mini-concerts give me a chance to experiment with different songs and instruments and arrangements,” said Conard. “The new album captures the best of each, and I feel really excited about the new CD.”
Joining Conard on “Riding on Your Wings” are Kent Roberts on lead guitar and bass; John Greene on bass and keyboards; and Jeff Rudolph on drums. Kent Roberts also served as the sound engineer for the album.
Admission to the CD release party on Oct. 17 is free; donations will be accepted to support the Haywood County Arts Council.
For more information about Conard, “Riding on Your Wings,” and the concert, as well as samples of Conard’s music, go online to www.LorraineConard.com.