Bay High alumni to perform at Savannah

Bay Village was recently named one of the best communities for music education, and the talents of two Bay High alumni and the daughter of another will be featured Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Savannah Bar & Grille.

Bay High alumni Susan Fletcher and Robert Lloyd Peeples, along with Rachel Roberts, daughter of Bay High alumna Catherine Robison-Ranney, will present an evening of music at The Savannah Bar & Grille, 30676 Detroit Road, Westlake, starting at 8 p.m.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation dubbed Bay Village one of 307 communities in the U.S. accredited with “2013 Best Community for Music Education.”

“In celebration of this designation, we would like to show the community where a good foundation in music education can take you,” Fletcher said. “The evening will be filled with rock, jazz, blues, folk and everything in between.”

Fletcher will headline the evening with her hard rock, blues band Scarlet & the Harlots. Described as "Janis Joplin meets jazz" by local Cleveland club owners, the band will perform original music as well as old classics from artists such as Muddy Waters, Jefferson Airplane and even Iron Maiden. Their take on the Dolly Parton classic "Jolene" is now available on iTunes.

Electro-acoustic singer-songwriter Peeples has shared the stage with artists such as Woodstock legend Country Joe McDonald and Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket. Robert's music is described as “eclectic” and influences such as Paul Simon and Elliot Smith.

Roberts plays sultry retro jazz pop. Born in the underground rock factory of Akron, Ohio, Rachel turned her opera singing pedigree on its head and has been belting out her quixotic cocktail reminiscent of Feist, Joss Stone and a splash of Sade.

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Volume 5, Issue 16, Posted 9:31 AM, 08.06.2013