AETN Arts Fridays - Smittle Band and Jackie Evancho
Posted on 17 Aug 2012
Featuring the songwriting of members Stephanie Smittle and Wythe Walker, Smittle Bands jazzy Americana sound features suave vocals with a pop sensibility tonight on AETN Presents. The groups original songs reflect vocalist Stephanie Smittles background in the Baptist church and highlight members Wythe Walker on acoustic and electric guitars; Jim McGehee on keyboard; Ray Wittenberg on drums; and John Davies, who spent a decade with The Cate Brothers and several years with Michael Burkes, on bass.
Returning to dazzle viewers with her second Great Performances solo concert, Jackie Evancho follows her debut with a new special highlighting great songs from the silver screen. Recorded in the movie place splendor of the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Jackie puts a unique stamp on a variety of audience favorites, including My Heart Will Go On (Titanic), Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific), Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (The Lion King), Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) and When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2).
August 17, 2012