Eau Claire native Jim Hoehn will be the first to say he’s not the best singer, and he’s not the best guitarist. What he really loves to do is write, and telling his stories comes out, in one form, as music. Since he won a songwriting contest and made his first public appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest in the early 1990s, Hoehn has been fortunate to open performances for American songwriters such as Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Don Williams, Mac McAnally and many others through the years.
From Thursday to today, musicians and fans alike gathered at the Westin Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., to network, play music and hear other musicians perform. Folk Alliance International is an annual conference that draws thousands of musicians to an 18-story hotel, where they talk, play and soak inmusic for four days. Among those artists is Chippewa Valley native Sarah Lou Richards, who has attended the conference for four years.
Editor’s note: Listen Up is a Q&A featuring locals in the arts and culture community. This week: Marianne Fieber-Dhara, co-director for Menomonie Theater Guild’s “Company,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., Menomonie.Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 4. How long have you been with the Menomonie Theater Guild? This is my first directorial experience with the guild.
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