Derek Dittmar with Jessica Rawls opening

Derek Dittmar with Jessica Rawls opening

Apr 26, 2016 |  0 comments
Date: Apr 26, 2016 Time: 7:30 Price: $5 Type: Rock and Roll

Raleigh native Derek Dittmar has been playing, writing, and recording music for over a decade. Currently a senior at Randolph-Macon College (with confirmed plans to attend Campbell Law in the fall), the persistent aspect of Dittmarís life has been his music. Fueled by a wide variety of influences, Dittmarís music sports components of rock, folk, Americana, and pop; his first record, 2013ís The Turn of Autumn, shuffles from Bob Dylan influenced openerìLover/Leaverî through the Ed Sheeran laced ìWhy I Singî to end on the introspective ìThe Last Time I see Her,î a powerful number which evokes Glen Hansard and tells the story of Dittmarís failing sight.

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Legally blind since birth, Dittmer endeavors to present, through his songs and stories, the narrative of growing up with a disability. Joined by fellow students and musical powerhouses Brianna Girimont (Fiddle) and Sophie Schaaf (guitar, vocals), this show promises laughs, surprises, and a peek into Dittmarís world through his songs which are at times hopeful or crushing, but always present brutal honesty.

 

 

 

 

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Jessica Rawls is a recent graduate from Randolph-Macon College with a major in Arts Management and minors in drama and women’s studies. Her love of performing started at a young age and she has fueled her passion through dancing, singing and acting. Jessica will be playing a mix of country, contemporary and original music tonight. Thanks for coming and enjoy the show!

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