A very Conard Christmas

Nov 11, 2012
Photo by: Courtesy photo Local chanteuse Lorraine Conard will bring an afternoon of live music to the Haywood County Library in Waynesville Nov. 18 as part of the Sunday Concert Series.

The Haywood County Arts Council presents singer-songwriter Lorraine Conard in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Haywood County Public Library auditorium, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. The free concert is sponsored by the Village Framer and is part of the Sunday Concert Series co-sponsored by the Arts Council and the Friends of the Haywood County Library.

First-time listeners are often astonished to hear Conard's deep, soulful singing voice. She wields it to bring her songwriting vibrantly to life, ranging from toe-tapping, countrified Americana to folk-tinged blues. All her songs, regardless of their patchwork roots, are anchored by rich, earthy vocals that are equally capable of soothing and electrifying.

Conard and friends will perform releases from her newest CD and share songs of "A Conard Christmas" with the audience. Conard also brings to the stage a fine collection of first-class bad jokes that she delights in sharing with fellow connoisseurs. Just remember, you’ve been warned.

For more information about Conard, visit www.lorraineconard.com. To learn more about the Haywood County Arts Council and the Sunday Concert Series, as well as other exhibits, programs or events, visit www.haywoodarts.org or www.facebook.com/haywoodarts.