Zarni de Wet, a native of South Africa, immigrated to Johnson City New York at age ten where her music career got kick started in the prestigious Grammy Signature Johnson City High School Music Department. With a down to earth and charming stage persona, Zarni’s warm voice wears honest, heartfelt, and fresh lyrics right on the sleeve. This singer/songwriter has shared the stage with Mary Lambert, Jillette Johnson, Ari Hest, Liz Longley, Seth Glier, Jenn Grinels and many more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df7JuWn3xjw
“You Get Me High”
“You Don’t Have to Stay”
“Tell The Kids”
“Friday Night Lights”
The second season of Expressions continues with a performance from Binghamton’s Blue J’s. With golden melodies and a rock/blues backbeat this group really knows how to get the party started. Highlights include ‘Back Where I Belong’ and ‘It’s Friday Night’. This program was recorded before a live studio audience in 2009. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAIrvnVwtzs
Gene Cothran-Keyboards, Vocals
Mayor James Dinkins-Percussion, Vocals
Jake Vroman-Lead Guitar, Vocals
Sue Vroman-Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Scott Compton- Bass Guitar, Vocals
Expressions welcomes the Irish/Celtic rock group Kilrush to the stage. Kilrush has been a steady fixture in New York & northern Pennsylvania’s Irish/Celtic music scene since 2001. Originally established as a “session group”, with a repertoire focusing primarily on traditional Irish music, Kilrush has expanded and refined their sound over the years. By blending Celtic rock, acoustic, and Americana, they have refined a sound they’ve taken to calling “Triple Distilled Celtic Rock”. Based in the Southern Tier region of New York State, Kilrush has been a mainstay at several of the largest festivals in the region including Irish 2000, The Great American Irish Festival, and North Country Goes Green, to name a few.
Expressions welcomes guitarist John Manfredi to the stage in this third season episode. John’s mastery, virtuosity, and passion for music shows in every note that he plays. John’s style is a convergence of blues, jazz, pop and rock, and even a little bit of soul which he undoubtedly picked up from his native Philadelphia. Since the 1970s, his music workshops have demonstrated song and music development from Mozart to Hendrix, delighting students and audiences from elementary school through college. He has authored more than 200 original songs and commercial jingles.