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The Church Ladies

THE CHURCH LADIES, a harmony-based, vocal trio, will delight you with polished performances of folk, country, gospel, and old-time pop/rock.

City:Manhattan, KS
Phone:785-468-3609
Email:[email protected]
Website:https://www.churchladiesks.com

About

THE CHURCH LADIES, a harmony-based vocal trio, will delight you with polished performances of folk, country, gospel, and old-time rock. Playing acoustic instruments – Joan Nelson, guitar; Mary Louise Stahl, upright bass, mandolin, banjo; Cindy Carlyon, upright bass, melodica – THE CHURCH LADIES are an energetic and humorous ensemble.

CHURCH LADIES shows are tailored to individual communities and a promotional tag is often added to their name to indicate unique event qualities. They have been billed as THE CHURCH LADIES: UNSUPERVISED! and THE CHURCH LADIES: OUT AND ABOUT! Performance selections included songs by many different artists, and you will enjoy audience participation and friendly banter during their vocal-instrumental concerts. Hailing from 3 rural Kansas communities, their hearts are steeped in the prairie as they travel their home state.

Public Performance/Exhibition Information

“The Church Ladies” can provide a 60 – 90 minute vocal/instrumental acoustic concert, streamlined for your unique setting/event. This would feature selections from different musical genres, based on the needs and requests of the client. A Question and Answer time may be included during a performance to concentrate on topics that the audience may wish to understand more fully.

Program Fee

“The Church Ladies” fee is $600.00 plus mileage for a 60 – 90 minute concert. Overnight accommodations may be extra. We provide our own sound system.

2023 Performance Schedule
  • 17 Feb. Manhattan, KS. Flight Crew Coffee
  • 26 Feb. Auburn, KS. Kansas Prairie Pickers stage
  • 05 Mar. Junction City, KS. Girl Jam
  • 15 April Manhattan, KS. Private event
  • 21 April Topeka, KS. Tulips at Twilight
  • 3 May Manhattan, KS. Private event
  • 25 May Manhattan, KS. Liquid Art Winery and Estate
  • 23 June Manhattan, KS. Meadowlark Hills
  • 30 June Manhattan, KS. The BASSment: One Love Pub
  • 1 July Goff, KS. Independence Day Celebration
  • 9 July Manhattan, KS. Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve house concert
  • 15 July Wakefield, KS. Private event
  • 28 July Topeka, KS. Classic Bean Espresso Coffee House
  • 27 Aug. Junction City, KS. First United Methodist Church
  • 07 Sept. Manhattan, KS. The Little Grill
  • 22 Sept. Topeka, KS. Garden Glow
  • 23 Sept. Junction City, KS. Private event
  • 07 Oct. Junction City, KS. Acoustic Junction
  • 02 Dec. Manhattan, KS. Flight Crew Coffee
  • 15 Dec. Manhattan, KS. Meadowlark Hills-Christmas Carousel
  • 21 Dec. Manhattan, KS. Private event
Educational Activity Information

COMMON GROUND Workshop: JAM WITH THE CHURCH LADIES


Drawing on our years of combined community musicianship, THE CHURCH LADIES look forward to collaborating with you to create a jam session that will meet the needs of your community members. A jam session is very flexible and can happen with ease in a community building or even an outdoor setting. Jam sessions are a lifeline for beginners as well as professional musicians.

Goals and outcomes of a jam session:

1. Strengthen basic chord progressions and strumming
2. Learn new songs and chords
3. Share songs
4. Learn skills from other players
5. Ask questions in a supportive environment
6. Make new friends and build a network of musicians
7. Stress relief and fun

Necessary equipment:

1. People and instruments
2. Armless “picking chairs”
3. Optional printed song sheets

Sample 90-minute plan, to be adapted to your setting:

1. Tune-up and rules of the road
2. Warm-up in basic chord progression
3. Share 5-6 songs from printed song sheet
4. Group members share/lead songs of their choice
5. Question and answer time

Sample folk song suggestions:

1. Amazing Grace
2. I’ll Fly Away
3. Home On the Range
4. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
5. This Land Is Your Land

Rules of the road for a jam session:

1. Tune before you join the circle
2. Listen to what’s happening. Every jam is different
3. When it’s your turn, call out a song and the key or say “pass”
4. If you don’t want a lead (solo), say “pass”
5. Listen and blend with the group

Additional Activity Fee

$225.00

Community Activity Information

We have performed at Senior Living communities in our region, fund raisers for various causes, including Farm to Heart -benefiting families with children hospitalized with congenital heart defects. We have played for a Kansas day Celebration. We enjoy celebrating at numerous Folk Festivals, including Celebration of the Flinthills – fund raiser for the Native Stone Scenic Byways in Eskridge, Kansas and the Tulip Festival in Wamego, Kansas.

Music Sample

Mary Louise Strome Stahl
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