Seskin and Elise Witt
Monday, May 17, 2004, 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
$12 advance/$15 door
Steve Seskin is one of the most successful writers in Nashville
today, with a boatload of songs recorded by luminaries of the music
industry. Steve is also an electrifying performer and recording artist.
"His voice has a natural lilt that can't be learned," writes
Joel Selvin in the San Francisco Chronicle, and "the presentation
is simple, affective, and effective," according to Jim Carnes in
the Sacramento Union. Few performers can face an audience with only
an acoustic guitar and hotwire its emotions. But that's what happens
at Steve's concerts. On his records, you can hear the hits as only the
writer can present them - as well as other jewels, waiting to be discovered.
Singer-Guitarist Elise Witt was born in Switzerland, raised in
NC, and since 1977 has made her home in Atlanta. She speaks and sings
in at least a dozen languages. Recently returned from a cultural exchange
to South Africa, Elise has sung everywhere from New York's Carnegie
Hall to the Popular Music Festival in Siena Italy. In 1995 Elise was
chosen to represent the State of Georgia for the Kennedy Center's 25th
Anniversary Celebration and in 1997 she joined Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter
in celebrating the 20th anniverary of the Friendship Force. For the
year 2000, Elise was also chosen as a Residency Artist for "America
Creates for the Milennium." Elise Witt s charismatic stage presence
and her gorgeous voice are the moving forces that have garnered such
recognition. All of Elise's songs come straight from the heart and her
voice has the power to carry you to distant lands as well as inner landscapes.
By the end of a concert, it is not unusual to have the entire audience
to be singing in fabulous seven-part harmony!