Queen of Hearts, Juice Newton to Make a Stop in Folsom
by Colt McGraw
The Powerhouse Pub has brought Folsom an array of top acts over the years, its intimate setting offering a down home feel and leaves no room for ego. The stage, knee height, gives fans a rare opportunity to see artists up close and personal.
Taking to that stage on Thursday, November 15th is superstar, Juice Newton, who will raise the stage and the bar for upcoming acts. Her level of success is commonly dreamed of but rarely reached.
Grammy, ACM and Billboard Award winner, Juice Newton rose to fame in 1981 with her cross over hit single, “Angel of the Morning”. This hit single set the tone for her very successful music career.
Follow up songs, “Break It to Me Gently”, The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)” and “Queen of Hearts” all scored on both the Country and Pop charts. This was is rare feat especially at that time. This allowed her to develop a wide fan base that led to multiple gold and platinum albums exceeding sales of over 10 million collectively.
Newton has always had a clear connection with her music. “I always see singing as a painting project. It’s very visual for me. The story of the song unfolds before my eyes while I sing.”
Her skill was showcased in her duets album, released in 2010. Duets: Friends and Memories includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Frankie Valli, Glen Campbell, Dan Seals and others.
“I called various people I knew and asked them: Are there songs you’ve thought about recording? It could be your song or somebody else’s" Newton said. "The point was to let them pick songs they were interested in. I wanted it to be fun for them and take the pressure off, though the pressure was on me to learn the tunes!”
Newton’s music has remained recognizable and continues to receive airplay nearly three decades after her last top ten hit. Her list of enjoyable hits stand alone as unique characters in the tapestry of U.S. music history.
The accumulation of these hits will deliver multiple highs throughout the concert. The opportunity to celebrate and era of music, in this magnitude doesn’t come along very often, especially in this type of setting.
Join Juice and her small band of musicians for a mid-week event. If you would like to read more about Juice please, visit her website: www.juicenewton.net
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Powerhouse Pub (916) 355-8586
614 Sutter Street, Folsom