IVINS — Singer-songwriter Robyn Landis returns to Kayenta Outdoor Theatre, 875 Coyote Gulch Court in Ivins, Saturday to perform at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online.
Landis is described as a soulful, transparent, unpretentious performer who has co-written and shared the stage with many fine writers and musicians.
She’s garnered more than 55 honors since 2005, including first place in the”Woody Guthrie Folk Festival” songwriting contest, winner at “Wildflower! Art & Music Festival” and grand prize in the “John Lennon Songwriting Contest.” Landis was also a “Falcon Ridge Folk Festival” emerging artist and official showcasing artist at regional and international Folk Alliance conferences.
Landis last performed in Kayenta’s amphitheater in August 2014. Since then, she has released her third CD, “Waterproof,” co-produced by John Jennings, Mary Chapin Carpenter’s longtime producer.
The “Waterproof” collection features folk legend Christine Lavin on one song, who said:
Robyn Landis is the real deal, and I’m thrilled to be singing backup for her on her new CD Waterproof. I’m impressed with her songwriting, her spirit, and her sound … one of the new traditionalists writing contemporary folk songs with a timeless feel. I love her work.”
“Waterproof” has already received favorable reviews and excellent airplay on folk radio, Landis said in her press release, with several songs among the top 10 most-played by folk disc jockeys after its 2014 release. Her second CD, “Many Moons,” was one of the most played records on folk radio in 2010.
Landis’ talent for writing dates back to her childhood as a published poet and school spelling bee champion, she said in her release. In her 20s, she authored two best-selling books. At 25, she wrote “Bodyfueling,” a book about increasing health through knowing the workings of the body and interactions between nutrition and exercise.
Her writing gifts translated naturally to music, Landis said in her release.
Landis was born in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Seattle, Washington, after college and later to Tucson, Arizona, after falling in love with the desert southwest on a bike trip to the parks of southwest Utah. She returns to Zion National Park for a visit at least once a year.
- What: Robyn Landis concert
- When: Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m.
- Where: Kayenta Outdoor Theater, 875 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins
- Tickets: $20, purchase online
- Kayenta Arts Foundation website
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