Friday, July 21, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Chanel Karimkhani

Name: Chanel Karimkhani

Hometown: Denver, CO

Education: BFA University of the Arts

Who do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Ruby Mae

Describe your character in three words: Spunky, heartfelt, daredevil

Tell us about The Goree All-Girl String Band: This musical is about women working to build a better life for themselves. It's a story of hope in the middle of a prison. Women who dare defy the odds.

Describe The Goree All-Girl String Band in three words: Country, Fun, heart

What instruments do you play in the show?: Cello!

What's your favorite country song?: “Back Home Again” - John Denver

Who's your favorite country artist of all time?: John Denver. I was raised listening to this man sing while driving up the mountains of Colorado. It's something I'll never forget.

What is your favorite moment in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Playing music with my girls.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a part of the Goree team?: The Goree team is the most rewarding part! EVERYONE involved is pure gold. And there's nothing quite like doing a musical with a good group of people while also being in a band with them. Not only the Goree girls, but the whole cast play instruments together. It's absolutely amazing and I thank my lucky stars that I get to be a part of this story!

Why is this show important now?: Empowering women!! If we work together we can create something grand.

Why should we come see The Goree All-Girl String Band?: The show is just incredible. A small cast who not only sing, act, and dance, but also double as the pit orchestra. Come see the roots of the Texas 1930's sensation, The Goree All Girl String Band. Plus, it's pretty rare to hear a cello in country music, just sayin'.