Relive Woodstock in Premier Centre for the Arts' 'Peace Jam' show
More than a dozen tunes from the legendary Woodstock '69 concert will be tackled by a large cast of kids and adults in the Premier Centre for the Arts annual “Peace Jam” concert on Friday and Saturday.
"Peace Jam," also known as "Woodstock," will feature more than 25 performers (comprised of singers and musicians) covering tunes from Woodstock icons like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin for about one hour and 40 minutes.
The Middletown Transcript caught up with singer and pianist Jill Kairis, 16, of Middletown, to see what songs she'll be performing, and more, as she heads into her fourth "Peace Jam."
Q Are you more comfortable singing or playing the keys in a concert setting?
A I used to sing and then I started playing the keys on stage as well. The more I started playing the keys the more I started feeling more comfortable with it. I think overall I enjoy playing keys more on stage. And I get more nervous singing than I do playing the piano.
Q Why's that?
A I'm self-conscious about my voice, I guess.
Q Do you also shy away from singing because you need to make more eye contact with listeners?
A Exactly. You have to make more of a connection with the audience.