You never know who will grow up to be Connecticut State Troubadour. Thomasina Levy, the folk singer who currently enjoys the honorary two-year position, was born in Buffalo, attended Kenmore schools and earned her degree from the University at Buffalo. As she puts it: "My roots are firmly planted in the Buffalo area."
Levy's style could be called roots music, but she throws creative instrumentation into the mix. Her newest CD, "Chasing Cloud Shadows," has garnered varied acclaim. "The music ranges from instrumentals to traditional folk songs with a crisp backing ensemble behind her most lovely voice and world-class dulcimer," said Eddie Russell of radio's Rainbow Smoke Network.
At 8 p.m. Saturday, Levy will give a concert for charity at Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, Clarence. Joining her will be three prominent Western New York musicians -- Stuart Fuchs, David Rudge and Karla Vandenbergh. Admission is $12, $8 for children and $35 for a family. Proceeds benefit Resurrection Health Center's Projects, serving Buffalo's East Side neighborhoods.
For more information, call 741-2656.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman