Review of Women’s Conference ‘An Evening of Entertainment’

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Several artists who are signed with the Shadow Mountain Records label performed at the Marriott Center as part of Women’s Conference on Thursday night. The performances ranged from classical piano to Broadway show tunes to blues to pop covers.

Here are a few of the artists that may be of interest:

Josh Wright

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Josh Wright’s new album “My Favorite Things” comes out May 7. (Photo courtesy Shadow Mountain Records)

For those who love piano music with a bit of whimsy, Josh Wright is sure to please. Wright has won numerous awards for his technical skill and topped the Billboard Classical Traditional chart with his self-named album. He performed childhood favorites “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music” as well as a Harry Potter medley. He added in his own improvisations throughout, his fingers flying across the keyboard with seeming ease.

Wright offers piano lessons online through his YouTube channel.

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Sandra Turley’s album “On Broadway” features Broadway hits. (Photo courtesy Shadow Mountain Records)

Sandra Turley

A Broadway star and member of the original closing cast of “Les Miserables” on Broadway, Turley stole the show with her medley from “Les Miserables.” She received a standing ovation for her effortless mastery of various characters’ melodies. She closed out her set with a show tunes classic, “The Girl from 14G.” A vocal dynamo, Turley is well worth looking into for those who love all things Broadway.

Justin Cash

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Justin Cash’s album “Beautiful World” is now available. (Photo courtesy Shadow Mountain Records)

Cash got the audience dancing and waving their cell phones around like lighters with his reggae and blues rhythms. Cash is a competent vocalist, but his guitar prowess is where he shines — reminiscent of BB King. For a good groove and a happy tune, check out Justin Cash.

Hudson Lights

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Hudson Lights will be releasing an album this upcoming fall. (Photo courtesy Shadow Mountain Records)

The newest members of the Shadow Mountain Records family, Hudson Lights, had its debut performance last night. Composed of three Vocal Point members who competed in NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and a Nashville soul man, this big band vocal group charmed its way into the audience’s hearts with feel-good songs and peppy dance moves. The groups is set to release an album this coming fall, combining original songs and big band favorites.

 

More information on these artists can be found at shadowmountainrecords.com.

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