Prepare for uplifting and thought-provoking songs, stories, and a few surprises as multi-instrumentalist Gloria Attoun captivates at the Focal Point stage! This solo show focuses on Gloria’s original music and reveals her diverse musical influences. Born in St. Louis to French-speaking parents who had recently emigrated from Tunisia, Gloria grew up surrounded by the sliding vocal styles and hypnotic percussion of her North African heritage. She also developed a love of Americana music and started to play and compose at an early age.
Gloria has recorded five CDs — two solo records and three collaborations. Her song, “Wrong Side of the Road” was featured on National Public Radio’s Car Talk and she has performed at a variety of festivals and venues and shared stages with folk greats, such as Claire Lynch and Bryan Bowers. Currently, Gloria performs solo, as a duo with her husband Michael Bauemeister, and with the roots-influenced band The Texas Giants.