Tuesday, May 2, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St, Washington DC 20012
Many musicians have day jobs and many office workers dream of other vocations: Lee and Bev weave these together perfectly. They both work at the AFL-CIO – Lee’s a Senior Digital Strategist in the Digital Strategies department and Bev’s an Administrative Secretary in the Communications department – and they’ve both been singing for decades.
Lee Anderson is a classically trained R&B singer, pianist, producer and has been singing for over 20 years at progressive movement conferences like Netroots and the Midwest Academy. He’s sung background vocals for celebrities like Mariah Carey and with local bands like the Touch Band. Most recently he appeared in the DC production of “Love Songs From The Liberation Wars.”
Jazz singer Bev Holton began singing at age three, performing "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" at her nursery school's talent show. Since then she’s performed with the Nova Shadow Quartet at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, a vocal group in Boston performing weekly concert versions of Broadway shows, at various piano bars and open mike nights in New York City, before returning to DC where she’s performed regularly for the last 30 years.