BETHANY, W.Va. - Bethany College and the Student Activities Council will be hosting a free concert performance by Rachel Brown this Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre.
Brown is a singer, songwriter, and musician from New York City who boasts a unique sound combining pop, Caribbean, Hawaiian, country, hip-hop and other diverse influences. Though she has had no formal training, her talents earned her the ASCAP Foundation Robert Allen Award for songwriting in 2010, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Abe Olman Award for Excellence in Songwriting in 2011. She is also a Harvard graduate, voted one of “15 Most Interesting Seniors” in 2010.
Though she has only been performing publicly since her junior year of college, Brown has caught the attention of several established musicians. She has opened shows for Mary J. Blige and Robin Thicke at Bermuda’s National Stadium and John Legend and Quincy Jones at the Bermuda Music Festival, and was called on to sing a duet with Wyclef Jean at a fundraising event for the iMentor program. Brown recently released an extended single featuring her award-winning song “Bumblebee” along with the critically acclaimed “Diamond in the Rough” and “Lullaby”, which will be available for purchase at the show.
For more information on Rachel Brown and her music, visit her website: http://rachelbrownmusic.com
For information about the show, contact the Bethany College Office of Student Life at (304)-829-7631.