Tomkins Cove Singer-Songwriter Marianne Osiel to do Thanksgiving Concert at St. John’s Historical Church

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

Photo credit: George Potanovic, Jr.

Marianne Osiel of Tomkins Cove travels to different venues in the U.S.A. performing blues, folks and jazz.

This Saturday, November 29 at 7 p.m. Osiel will entertain a local crowd as she brings her guitar and keyboard to St. John The Divine Episcopal Church in Tomkins Cove for a “Concert for Thanksgiving.”

She started out playing the oboe and classical music with the Santa Barbara, California Symphony and made her way to San Francisco, where she was the female lead singer of a country rock band Hearts On Fire. From there she moved on to Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, where she became a member of the Nashville Symphony and then to New York where she has become a sought after sideman as a slide guitarist, oboist and singer.

Along the way Osiel recorded “Strange Girl,” which she wrote, and an album of totally improvised instrumentals “How the Light Gets In,” in which she is featured on oboe and English horn in duets with some outstanding New York keyboardists.

She was asked to do Saturdays’ concert as part of the church’s outreach to the community. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the church at 170 Mott Farm Road. The parish asks for a $5 donation at the door.

Tea, cakes and cookies will be on sale. Free coffee. Information at www.thechapelofstjohnthedivine.org.