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March 13, 2009

Julie Sutton to perform at Caff� Acoustic with special guest Tim Durham


Julie SuttonJulie Sutton will be the featured entertainer during Caffé Acoustic held Thursday, March 19 at Brown’s in Arkansas City. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tim Durham will serve as a special guest performer. There is no cost to attend the event.

Sutton’s music has been described as folk-pop that is rootsy, yet modern; a mix of genres that includes blues, jazz and country.

Her songwriting influences include Carole King, Dan Fogelberg, Bob Dylan and John Prine.

Her lyrics are well-crafted, with heartfelt and meaningful messages. Her music is skillfully, yet simply composed.

In 2007, she recorded "Open Any Door," a grab bag of songs from several genres. In November 2008 she released "Everyday Clothes." On this latest CD, her goal was to recreate the live concert experience with simple, intimate songs about everyday family experiences.

Durham is an accomplished jazz, country, and rock guitarist, who has performed with other musicians at the Winfield Country Roundup, The Wichita River Festival, The Black Arts Festival, Governor Keating's Inaugural (at the Marlon Mansion), and the Silverton Folk Festival.

As a mandolin player, he has performed on every stage at the Walnut Valley Festival and played this instrument on various recording projects.

As a keyboard player, he has played at numerous venues. Durham has written many contemporary Christian songs and is a guitar player for the Calvary Chapel Praise and Worship Group.

Durham uses his love for music to enhance his position as an adjunct professor of Music Appreciation at Cowley College.

Brown’s is located at 225 S. Summit St. Caffé Acoustic is a community project, with CornerBank, Home National Bank, and Union State Bank, and the Arts at Cowley helping fund the concert series.