The "Rosalie Sorrels & Friends" Concert
The Liberty Theatre marquee blazed brilliantly above the main street of Hailey, Idaho. And inside, an appreciative crowd waited to hear an Idaho singer in the prime of her career.
Rosalie Sorrels' music reflects a lifetime of traveling and a lifetime of experiences. Her distinctive voice and style guarantees that she'll always be one-of-a-kind. As songwriter Nanci Griffith remarked, "Rosalie is her own genre!"
Rosalie is a story teller as much as she is a singer. And when she puts those two talents together, the one-two punch can be devastatingly effective. Her 2004 recording, My Last Go-Round, brought her a Grammy nomination in the Traditional Folk category.
Joining Rosalie on stage at the renovated Liberty Theater were some of Idaho's most accomplished musicians.
The Divas of Boise -- Sirah Storm, Kathy Miller, Rebecca Scott, Rocci Johnson, Debbie Sager, Carrie Padilla,, and Margaret Montrose Stigers -- provided a powerful presence on stage for many of the musical numbers.
Using seven cameras and a state-of-the-art sound system, Idaho Public Television videotaped the concert for inclusion in the performance documentary, "Rosalie Sorrels: Way Out in Idaho." This 90 minute program also features interviews with Pete Seeger, Nanci Griffith, Jean Ritchie, Utah Phillips, and others. The show premiered on IdahoPTV on March 8, 2006.