Singer-songwriter Louise Taylor will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. The concert is part of the West Side Folk Series.
Drawing upon blues, jazz and Celtic influences, Taylor's music frames powerful, lyrical narratives that reflect the emotional intensity of womanhood. Her husky voice has received acclaim for its smoldering sensuality. She is a skillful guitar player and has a commanding stage presence.
Allette Brooks, a singer-songwriter from Berkeley, Calif., will open the concert. Brooks has performed several times in Lawrence.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students. Tickets are available by calling 865-FOLK or at www.westsidefolk.org.