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Acoustic guitarist to perform Saturday in Urbanna

Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson, an acoustic guitarist from Richmond, will perform on Saturday, September 19, in the “Music Under the Stars” concert series in Urbanna’s Taber Park.

Picnickers are welcome to set up at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. A prize will be awarded for the “most appealing” picnic table.

Owners of antique or old vehicles are welcome to display their cars in the park during the picnic and concert.

According to her website, Amy Henderson’s done it all.  Waited tables. Worked at an orphanage. Taught history. But her love of music led her to her latest job as an occupational safety officer at Virginia Commonwealth University. Although Henderson has an MA in history, she found she couldn’t do both music and teach at the same time.  But as a safety officer, she has time to perform what she calls “alternative folk.”

Henderson is originally from Atlanta and now lives in Richmond.

Whether she’s playing solo at her weekly Shenanigan’s gig or playing with a group called the “Orderlies,” Henderson keeps busy. But she is not too busy to write songs. The inspiration for her lyrics comes from personal experiences. 

When asked how to describe her sound, she replied, “I have a lot of different songs. It’s not just folk and it’s not rock, and it’s not completely Americana. I just took everything that kinda sounded like me and threw it all into one thing.”

Music Under the Stars is sponsored by the Special Events Committee of the Urbanna Business Association. While this concert is free, donations will be accepted to help defray  expenses and to ensure that “Music Under the Stars” continues next summer.

The last “Music Under the Stars” concert for 2009 will be on Saturday, October 17, when the “Doc and Dan Band” will perform.

posted 09.16.2009

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