Arkville concert set Nov. 8

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will present local songwriter James Krueger with Amy Soucy in a special matinee performance at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Hailed by judges as “an extraordinarily talented writer with a real talent for poetic imagery” Krueger is a two-time honor award winner in the Great American Songwriting Contest. Ranging in subject from the frustrations of small town isolation to the joys of wandering alone in the wilderness, James’ songs are mostly an ardent celebration of the redemptive power of nature.
James Krueger has been writing and performing his own music since the age of 15. Backed by his unique finger picking guitar style, James’ vocals and lyrical songs seem to grow directly out of the Catskill landscape. Whether he is singing about the long awaited unfolding of spring, the highs and hurts of love, or the reverent joy of wandering in the snowy hills, James’ music steadily presents us with a quiet hope, reminding listeners of the saving beauty of the natural world without ever preaching. James will be releasing his fifth solo CD The Unspoken Hope of Love in early 2010 and will be recording the show for a possible live release.
James will be joined by New York City-based singer and songwriter Amy Soucy. Born in small town New Hampshire and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Amy was one of the first graduates of Michigan’s only magnet school for the performing arts. She went on to receive a BFA in Musical Theater Performance.
Gifted with a versatile and charismatic voice, Amy has performed and recorded with a variety of New York artists whose music stretches across genres, including Tom Wopat and Kim Zimmer. James and Amy have recently formed a potent new folk duo that has been called “just plain unstoppable.” (Tom Boyd, Music Over Manhattan).
Tickets are $10. For information call 586-2611.