It’s a story, a slam, a song, a serenade, a surrender. A place to be heard and hear about the human condition. It’s community, it’s alive, it’s entertaining and elevating. It’s the old school front stoop, it’s the modern day confessional. Where folks like us, who need to create and come out and connect go to spin and weave and unfurl. To encounter artistry and escape into inspiration. Where a song leads to a story and a story leads to a song and the beat goes on and out and up. Where your feet tap to the rhythm, your head nods in agreement, your hands meet in appreciation, and your heart pounds in anticipation for the chance to share your voice.
The Voice Box concept is simple, but tuneful: storytelling with a song. Cathy Richardson (of Jefferson Starship) performs a featured song, which also supplies the theme for all the evening’s stories. After each storyteller, Cathy performs another song inspired by the story. The stories and songs get woven into an amazing show that will have you laughing, tapping your feet, and singing along. After the guest storytellers are finished, audience members are encouraged to contribute their stories, which are either five sentences or two minutes in length.
Voice Box’s night of stories and songs began in March of 2013 and delighted an audience of nine people, eight of those people being family members. The theme song was I Want to Hold Your Hand by the Beatles, and the musical guest was the amazing Megon McDonough.
Voice Box moved to Fitzgerald’s side-bar in April of that year and the audience doubled in size. Ever since the beginning, Voice Box has been an event with perpetual monthly growth. In early 2015, Voice Box busted out of the side-bar and moved into the main stage of the club and has played to sold-out shows every month since. Richardson and Muldoon are the perfect combination of heart and soul, of music and story, making Voice Box the best night of the month. You can check out past shows on gigityTV.com.