Two-time Grammy-Award winning composer and musical legend Rita Coolidge will be performing in concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
In support of her newest album with Blue Élan Records, “Safe in the Arms of Time”, Rita Coolidge returns to her musical roots and poignant songwriting as she did in her acclaimed 2015 memoir, “Delta Lady”, drawing inspiration from her personal journey. “Safe in the Arms of Time”, is in many ways both a reflection and a continuation of Coolidge’s remarkable history, one that took flight during the heyday of the ‘70s L.A. music scene when she sang backup on Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With” and Eric Clapton’s “After Midnight”. And, astute music fans are well aware of how she contributed the classic – and uncredited – piano coda to Derek & the Dominoes’ “Layla”. “The idea was making an album that had the same appeal of my early records – to make a roots record about my own roots” Coolidge says.
“Safe in the Arms of Time” marks the first new music Coolidge has recorded since the tragic death in 2015 of her beloved sister, Priscilla, a recording artist and member of Walela, the Native American trio she and Coolidge founded with Priscilla’s daughter, Laura Satterfield. The recording of the album also coincided with Coolidge’s relocation from Southern California to a new life in Tallahassee, where in the 1960s, as an art major at Florida State University, she discovered her true calling as a musician…and never looked back.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.