- The Washington Times - Monday, December 25, 2006

Many people dismiss the notion of Washington as a great music city, but Donal Leace may be one of the first to object. While he made his first professional appearance as a folk singer at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the artist began building his impressive music career here. He arrived in 1960 and quickly gained a reputation as “Washington’s Favorite Folk Singer,” gigging steadily at local clubs like the Cellar Door, where he opened for such legends as Linda Ronstadt and the Staple Singers. In his musical tenure, he’s trained and recorded with Washington’s own Roberta Flack, put out several acclaimed solo albums and played with a host of greats — from Muddy Waters to Emmylou Harris. Tonight, he performs at 7:30 at Georgetown’s Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW). A $5 donation is suggested. For further details call 202/333-7100 or visit www.gracedc.org.

—Jenny Mayo

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