The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) premieres its 37th Performance Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St. in Crescent City, with Maiah Wynne, a solo indie folk/pop artist who delivers the instrumentation of a full band.
At just 22 years-old, Wynne commands the attention of audiences and critics alike. She has already performed at “South by Southwest” and was featured at the “Sundance Film Festival.”
Wynne has been compared to current artists such as Maggie Rogers and LORDE.
She is intentional in the subjects she writes about; each of her songs encompasses a specific theme surrounding her desire to heal the world through her music. In addition to writing beautiful ballads, sweet singalongs and empowering anthems, Wynne re-creates top-40 hits with standout covers.
Among the instruments she plays on stage (sometimes simultaneously) are the ukulele, dulcimer, keys and guitar, while she uses an electronic looper pedal to create unprecedented sound.
While in Crescent City, Wynne will lead two separate workshops. On Sept. 20, she will be at Mountain Elementary School to teach an interactive ukulele class. From 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Wynne will host a public songwriting workshop for veterans and their family members as part of DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program. Wynne brings with her not only songwriting expertise, but personal experience with PTSD and sleep disorders.
This one-of-a-kind activity will take place at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Dr., in Crescent City. Veterans and families are encouraged to register, as this class is expected to fill. Family members are eligible, whether or not the veteran participates. As with all of the Arts for Veterans offerings, this workshop is free.
Tickets for the concert are available in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply, 240 I St., and in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave., or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maiah-wynne-tickets-68788308683.
Tickets will also be available at the door, which opens at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 21. General tickets are $18, senior (65 years and older) are $15, transitional-aged youth (18-25 years old) are $15, and students (K-college, full-time) are $12.
Underwriters for DNACA’s 2019 season are Patty Brunsing, Caldwell Clan Fund, Lisé Hamilton, Lucky 7 Casino, and Bill and Kathy Maffett. In-kind supporters are Bicoastal Media and the Del Norte Triplicate.