Music of Carole King Featured at Friends Open House

By Eric Englund | Oct 02, 2019

Surf City — Gail Storm will perform songs of Carole King at an open house Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library. The open house is from 2 to 4 p.m. and Storm’s performance will start at 2:45.

Storm performs regularly in a wide variety of venues nationally and internationally, and has radio, film, TV and theater appearances to her credit. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions.

“I think Carole King was very influential in that she sang, wrote and produced her works,” Storm said. “Her singing style really reflects the feeling she was expressing in her lyrics. She also was an influential figure to feminists. The tone of her lyrics expressed independence.”

Bernadette Callanan, president of Friends of the Island Library, said the event is designed to introduce the public to the Friends and also to familiarize people with library services. Refreshments will be served.

“We’ll have a variety of hors d’oeuvres and cookies,” she said. “We’ll also have a silent auction.”

Callanan said there will be forms available for anyone who wants to join the Friends group, which raises funds to help support and sponsor library programs. Much of that is done through its book sales, held several times a year.

There is a separate registration for Storm’s performance; seating is limited.

To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480. —E.E.

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