Traditional folk song with new verses by Elise Witt
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Musicians honor Atlanta songstress for her contributions. Elise Witt, one of the godmothers of vocalism in Atlanta, has coached and counseled singers all over the world. Hundreds have subscribed to her classes in town and thousands have heard her perform, as a bandleader, a soloist and choral director.
Ever since Elise Witt moved to Atlanta in 1977, the acclaimed folk singer, educator and activist has made it her duty to foster community through song.
“This is the body of work,” Witt says. “Everything I do is extremely eclectic. There are songs in the songbook you can sit at home and play on your guitar, songs you can sing with friends on the front porch and songs you can sing with a choir.”
Lois Reitzes talks with Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Elise Witt about the “All Singing: The Elise Witt Songbook Release Concert.”