The next episode of "Rolling Hills Radio" will give area residents the opportunity to catch an evening of entertainment that comes from two unique perspectives.
The live recording of "Rolling Hills Radio" episode No. 23, featuring Cammy Enaharo and Annie Wells, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at The Labyrinth Press Co. in Jamestown. This episode is the last recording of "Rolling Hills Radio" before the season finale in July.
According to Ken Hardley, show host, the episode is going to be different than most of the other nights the show has had in the past.
"Some nights you can kind of characterize ... and, this night is going to be one of beauty," said Hardley. "These two women have unbelievably good voices, their lyrics come from a deep place of profound emotion and both have a bittersweet and sad viewpoint on life - yet there is an optimism underneath."
The show will begin with Enaharo, who exclusively plays the ukulele and sings. Enaharo is currently based in Rochester, and this recording will be her third appearance on "Rolling Hills Radio." At a past Jamestown performance, Rusted Root's Preach Freedom took notice of Enaharo, and has played a role in helping her record an EP.
"Her music has different core structures, and is from her generation," said Hardley. "I'm not sure that her EP is done quite yet, but she'll definitely have some of the material ready for the episode. I'm excited for my interview with her because she looks at the world through a wide-eyed beautiful kind of lens."
To give Enaharo's music a listen, visit www.soundcloud.com/cammy-enaharo.
Enaharo's performance will be followed by Wells, who Hardley says has a vibe similar to Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and Frank Sinatra. Wells, who according to Hardley writes her music on a 1903 Chickering standard grand piano, is also from Rochester. Wells' latest release was a 13-song album entitled "Tell Me."
"Annie is a brilliant pianist, and her new CD really blew me away," said Hardley. "But, like Cammy, she is understated. It's going to be that kind of evening - a beautiful, subtle, nuanced kind of evening."
For more information on Wells, visit www.anniewells.com.
The show will conclude with a performance that includes Hardley, Enaharo and Wells. The trio will perform a Mavis Staples song entitled "You Are Not Alone."
"It's a different kind of song than I've ever done before, but it's the kind of song that Annie does a lot," said Hardley. "That's one of the wonderful things about this show -we have such a wide range of genres that you never know what you're going to be hearing. It's very rewarding and stretches my musical boundaries."
Tickets to the April 25 show are available for $5 at the Reg Lenna Civic Center ticket office, online at reglenna.com or at the door while they last. The Labyrinth Press Co. is located at 12 E. Fourth St. in Jamestown. A meet and greet will be held at Forte on Third Street following the performance. The show will debut on WRFA-LP, on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m.
The season finale, featuring 10,000 Maniacs, is scheduled for Sunday, July 28, at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. It is a free performance that is open to the public.
For more information, search for "Rolling Hills Radio" on Facebook, or visit wrfalp.wordpress.com/rolling-hills-radio to purchase tickets, stream WRFA's broadcast debut of each show or listen to previous performances.