Jim And Cathy Spend The Afternoon At Lakewood Public Library
A lot has happened to the singing storyteller Jim Gill since he performed at Lakewood Public Library last year. He still tells heartwarming stories that lead into original acoustic songs, and don’t worry, he is still willing to reveal the secret family recipes for wiener-water soup and peanut-butter-essence and jelly sandwiches. But this time, he’s brought a friend with a blazing fiddle: Cathy Miller and Jim Gill have joined musical forces and will be performing at Lakewood Public Library on Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.
When Jim Gill launches into a story, you can never tell if it is going to be hilarious or heartbreaking. His ability to convey feelings, through story or song, is his great skill…or one of his great skills. Truth be told, it’s not really fair that Gill is a singer with a warm, baritone voice, a witty storyteller, a talented guitarist, and a gifted artist (as in www.gillustration.com), too. But at the end of the day, we forgive him, because, unless he is making us cry, he makes us laugh.
As the other half of Jim and Cathy, Cathy Miller isn’t short on skills, either. She is a classically trained musician, but don’t hold that against her. She has wandered outside of the orchestra hall to play her viola and violin with the Irish band the Chieftains, the progressive rock band Uzizi, the bluegrass group Taproot, the Zydeco group Mo’Mojo and The Crooked River Fire Brigade. Together, Cathy and Jim cross time and space to play a rich eclectic mix of music they both love. And their harmonies are striking.
So come see Jim Gill and Cathy Miller on Sunday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m. in Lakewood Public Library’s Main Auditorium. Once you enjoy an afternoon with Jim and Cathy, you will understand why we love to have them back year after year. But fair warning, you might find yourself becoming a "gillbilly", too. This program is funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and by the Friends of the Lakewood Public Library. As a result of this generous funding, this performance is free and open to the public!