February 6, 2011 (San Diego) -- The second annual San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase series starts this month. With a total of 30 concerts taking place at twelve libraries across the county from February to June, the Acoustic Showcase series offers a variety of some of San Diego's best singer/songwriters, folk music performers and story tellers. These concerts are free to the community.
This month’s concerts include a performance by San Diego lounge scenestress Erika Davies at the El Cajon Library on February 13 at 2 p.m.
Davies was born in Arizona to a military family, her father a career Navy officer and her mother a country singer/guitarist. The first time Davies sang in public was at age 8, appearing onstage with her mom in a Virginia bar. In 1991, her family settled in San Diego, where she has remained (other than a brief stay in Arizona). She first came to local attention singing with former Rugburn Gregory Page, who encouraged her to write songs and strike out on her own as a solo artist.
When she isn't playing ukulele or belting out jazz standards by the likes of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald or doing her version of Sinatra or Nat King Cole tunes, she's busy playing the role of seamstress for Spicy Toast, her clothing company.
"Handmade, one of a kind," she explains. "A little one-woman show run out of my home.”
Miss Davies performs original compositions early-20th-century classics, often accompanied by guitarist John Garner. She has also teamed up with singer Gary Hankins (Scarlet Symphony). by guitarist John Garner. She has also teamed up with singer Gary Hankins (Scarlet Symphony)
For a complete schedule of library concerts scheduled this season countywide, click here: http://sdcls.homestead.com/
Learn more about Davies and hear her work here: http://sdcls.homestead.com/erikadavies.html
The concerts are sponsored by Library Friends of San Diego County.
The El Cajon Library is located at 201 East Douglas Avenue in El Cajon, one block south of Main Street.