Ministry Door County Medical Center is proud to sponsor the “Women with Spirit” concert on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 P.M. at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. The show, part of Ministry’s “Music Heals” series, features four stellar singer-songwriters: Victoria Vox, Dorothy Scott, Sue Demel and Katie Dahl. Proceeds support The Healing Project, a collaboration between Ministry Door County Medical Center and the Community Clinic of Door County that provides free integrative health care services to Door County women and men with cancer at any stage. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 920-493-5979. Tickets can also be purchased the night of the show but seating may be limited.
Victoria Vox has been honing her songwriting and voice for the past ten years, performing around the globe in Australia, Europe, Canada, and across the USA. She began writing songs at age 10, inspired by artists Cyndi Lauper and Madonna. She went on to earn a degree in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music (2001), and then at 24 she was given a ukulele and never looked back. The small four-stringed instrument proved to be an excellent vehicle for her songwriting, while not getting in the way of her endearing vocals and simple but smart lyrics. Originally from Green Bay, WI, Vox now lives in Baltimore, MD.
Dorothy Scott takes a magical stance and melds music and the lyrics into a seamless, living whole. Her work flows effortlessly between genres achieving popularity in pop, folk, blues and alternative. The common bridge is an exquisite vocal style, amazing guitar playing and a gift for discovering the heart of a song. Her live performance is passionate and real, fierce and funny, outspoken and vulnerable. Often compared to Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Jeff Buckley, Dorothy’s style and sound remain uniquely her own. Her tours of the U.S, Ireland, Sweden and Canada have left a loyal and growing following in their wake.
Sue Demel’s voice was described by the Huffington Post as a “rich, athletic, octave hurtling instrument that purrs and growls, rocks the foundation and raises the roof. Demel is a well-tuned Maserati. She delivers with such a resplendent shimmer, you almost expect her to blink into a column of light.” Whether it’s scatting, chanting, collaborating, or writing, Sue explodes the pre-conceived notions of singing. As a founding and current member of the folk trio Sons of the Never Wrong, Sue tours nationally, performing original acoustic music. Her songs explore the boundaries of love and redemption. A seasoned back-up vocalist featured on over 50 CDs, Sue is currently a recording artist on Waterbug records.
Wisconsin singer-songwriter Katie Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliff country of Mali, West Africa, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods. The depth and power of Dahl’s alto voice, the literate candor of her original songs, and the easy humor of her live performances have earned her the chance to share stages with some of America’s most respected songwriters, including Julie Gold and Dar Williams. In 2010, she was named Big Top Chautauqua Songwriter of the Year.
During the winter season, Ministry Door County Medical Center sponsors several concerts throughout Door County featuring some of the best Blues, Jazz, Folk, and Alternative music from national touring artists to help raise funds for the Healing Project. Coming up next: Peter Mulvey at Caffe Tlazo in Algoma on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
About the Door County Cancer Center
The Door County Cancer Center is located inside the front entrance of the Ministry Door County Medical Center. This satellite clinic is part of the Regional Cancer Collaborative: an unprecedented cooperative effort with St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay Oncology and Radiation Oncology Specialists of Green Bay that brings together top medical specialists, the latest medical technology and highly-integrated treatment options.