Uke Queen performs at 'Give Them Hope' at the Guild TheaterPosted on March 16, 2011 – 3:32 AM | by OldManFoster
Victoria Vox, a rising young singer/songwriter of folk pop, will headline Friday’s ‘Give Them Hope’ fundraiser for the Francis House. Vox uses her ukulele as a delicate front color in her musical palette, and her silky vocal lines might remind a listener of singer Feist or Natalie Merchant. For this benefit concert, she will be joined by her Colorado musical colleagues, The Boulder Acoustic Society. They were her backing band on her 2010 album, Exact Change, and contribute a blend of traditional roots and blues to Vox’s ultimately pop-rock sensibility. Tickets may be purchased here.
The recent passing of the Francis House Executive Director and longtime homeless advocate Greg Bunker has put a poignant and resolute exclamation point on the sustaining efforts of the forty year old poverty resource & counseling center. Francis House, of which Bunker had been Executive Director for 21, years assists 30,000 local citizens every year. “He was so excited about bringing Victoria Vox to Sacramento in this concert. His spirit and legacy lives on within us” said Greg Reed, Program Director for Francis House.