Richard Mekdeci is an award-winning songwriter and musician and a 22 year veteran of the Nashville songwriting community. He has produced, written and recorded with such artists as Roseanne Cash, Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, and others.
Alexandra is a member of Symphonicity, and teaches strings at Streilitz International Academy, Young Musicians of Virginia, and the Academy of Music’s Suzuki program.
Amanda Wallace is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she majored in painting and printmaking before earning her Masters of Fine Arts from Goddard College.
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Richard Mekdeci (mek-dee-see) is an award-winning songwriter and musician and a 22 year veteran of the Nashville songwriting community. He has produced, written and recorded with such artists as Roseanne Cash, Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, and others.
A Note from the Artist: I discovered my passion for using creative outlets when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2015 and was unable to work because I was in and out of hospitals so much. Being creative with my hands was the outlet I needed to process this life change.
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After studying with top drum circle facilitators (Arthur Hull, Jana Broder, Jim Donovan, Christine Stevenson) he started Drum Your Dream. He facilitates rhythm-based events and celebrates the human spirit through rhythm with people from all walks of life. No experience necessary, just the desire to HAVE FUN! You can register here at "55 & Better" Programs (cityofchesapeake.net)
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I will sing original music and covers while engaging the crowd through singalong and songwriting workshops.
Entertainment professional Charlie O’Dowd spent 40 years in varied artistic pursuits – as a jazz singer, audio book narrator, commercial voice talent, filmmaker and stage actor. He was primarily a filmmaker with 35 years working on Hollywood films and TV shows.