Saturday, January 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library (map)
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
The trio HOT SOUP! simmers with intelligent lyrics, zany humor, spirited musicality and scrumptious three-part harmony. The recipe for this delectable concoction are the blended solo talents of Sue Trainor, Christina Muir and Jennie Avila. Their recordings continue to place this nationally touring trio among the most-played artists on international acoustic radio. Washingtonian Magazine wrote, “Insiders expect the… trio Hot Soup to go far!”
Hot Soup’s live shows “sparkle,” said Sing Out! Magazine. The trio brings a rare blend of spontaneity and intimacy to their performances, often developing hilarious exchanges among themselves and with the audience. The trio’s musical diversity extends to their instrumentation, including a variety of guitar stylings, harp, conga, ubang (a variety of udu), and small percussion such as kokkirico and window shutter. The focus, however, is always the sweet voices, trading lead vocals and capturing harmonies that raise goose bumps. No surprise, really. All three are talented solo performers with recordings of their own in addition to Hot Soup!, Soup Happens!, and their latest release The Way You Like It!.
Sue Trainor is best known for satirical humor in her adult shows and imaginative musical play in her children’s performances; her children’s music CD, Under Tables, Out Back Doors won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum award. Christina Muir, the daughter of Ann Mayo Muir (of Bok, Muir & Trickett), builds on her musical heritage with her elegant vocals and lyrical instrumentation, insightful contemporary songwriting, and engaging repartee, much of which can be found on her solo CD, FEET FIRST! Jennie Avila is a prolific songwriter and has several solo CDs of original songs to her credit. With her magnetic stage presence, agile soprano, flavorful original songs, exotic birdcalls and groove-full percussion, Jennie adds to the SOUP to create an irresistible blend.
“Like no one else in the business…truly unique,” claimed the Boston Folk Festival. “Brimming with energy, intelligence and sweet harmonies, Hot Soup serves up a piping hot stew of original and collected… tunes like no one else in the business. As they focus on a lively give and take of lead vocals and group harmonizing, the trio keeps its music fresh and displays its talents with varied instrumentation… The end result is a dazzling, intimate live performance that has earned praise from audiences across New England.” “Mix the tight, intricate harmonies of the Hills, Herdman, Mangsen trio with the stylistic variety of the Four Bitchin’ Babes, then add the zaniness and energy of the Chenille Sisters. You’ve just made HOT SOUP!” Joyce Sica, Baldwins Station and Cellar Stage, Baltimore, MD.