Anna Coogan will perform with Jay Kardong at Concerts in the Woods tonight.

Anna Coogan will perform with Jay Kardong at Concerts in the Woods tonight.

Concerts in the Woods presents performance tonight

COYLE — The Concerts in the Woods series will present the music of Anna Coogan at 7:30 tonight.

Coogan will be play this show with a guest performer, pedal steel player Jay Kardong, at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center at 923 Hazel Point Road.

Admission will be by donation. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served at intermission. The center has seating for about 65 people.

The show is a break in the tradition of Concerts in the Woods, the concert having been moved from Saturday night to tonight.

“I first met Anna Coogan as a folk singer in a coffeehouse in Seattle,” said Norm Johnson, series organizer.

“Since then she has returned to the East Coast and found success with her own style of blending her opera training with her roots in Americana. I’m excited to bring this cutting edge music to our Coyle venue.

“Fasten your seat belts; you are in for ride.”

Boston born and classically trained in Austria, Coogan spent her 20s in Seattle, busking among fishmongers in Pike Place Market before filling larger venues in the region.

Her music has been featured on ABC TV, KEXP, the BBC, RTE 1 (Irish National Radio), and WDR 4 (Cologne, Germany), according to her website at www.annacoogan.com.

After her move to New York state in 2011, she co-wrote and toured a record with JD Foster (Calexico, Patty Griffin), and joined Americana-punk veteran Johnny Dowd on recent albums in addition to live performances at Lincoln Center and throughout Europe, her website says.

For a video of Coogan’s “Wishing Well” featuring Kardong on pedal steel, see www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c-LAHlAg8Y.

For more information on the concert series, see www.coyleconcerts.com or contact Johnson at 360-765-3449 or johnson5485@msn.com.

More in Entertainment

The Teahouse at Mikayo’s Garden will be part of the 2024 Petals and Pathways Garden Tour. (Cathy Wagner)
Petals and Pathways features home gardens

Master gardeners will be available at all six locations

Steampunk Festival returns to Port Townsend this weekend

The Steampunk Festival and the Summertide Solstice Art Festival highlight this weekend’s… Continue reading

Scholarship winners to perform at Monday Musicale

Monday Musicale will meet for lunch at noon Monday.… Continue reading

Sisters Elisa Barston, Amy Barston are part of Trio Hava, which also includes pianist John Blacklow. They will play this weekend during Concerts in the Barn in Quilcene.
Concerts in the Barn returns this weekend

The Concerts in the Barn series will return for an… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist Sue Gale hangs one of the 16-inch by 60-inch banners now on display at the Peninsula Fiber Artists’ Fiber Habit walk-by exhibit at 675 Tyler St. in Port Townsend. Most pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase directly from the artists.
Walk-by fiber arts on display in Uptown Port Townsend

Several members of Peninsula Fiber Artists are participating in… Continue reading

Summertide Solstice Art Festival set for Saturday

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will host the… Continue reading

Steampunk Festival to celebrate 10th anniversary this weekend

The 10th Steampunk Festival will return to Port Townsend… Continue reading

Hog Wild event bringing circus theme to fundraiser

In what’s being described as a touch of Cirque… Continue reading

Cabled Fiber & Yarn will host Sierra Kreun, owner and designer of All Knit Up Designs, on Saturday during the Second Saturday Art Walk in Port Angeles.
Second Saturday Art Walk today in Port Angeles

The Port Angeles Arts Council will host Second Saturday… Continue reading

Sheryl Goldsberry, whose work, “Beach Breakfast,” is shown here, is the Port Ludlow Art League’s artist of the month for June.
Reception to be held for Port Ludlow artist of month

The Port Ludlow Art League will host a reception… Continue reading

Port Angeles Maritime Festival this weekend

The Port Angeles Maritime Festival highlights a weekend of events on the… Continue reading

Christopher Houlihan will perform an organ concert Thursday evening in Port Angeles.
Pipe organ recital set Thursday in Port Angeles

Christopher Houlihan will perform a pipe organ recital at… Continue reading