Bay College in Escanaba will welcome Victoria Vox to the Besse Center stage on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 PM EST and tickets are currently on sale.
Vox is a sought after, award-winning songwriter and performer. Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Vox has lived in France, England, Nashville, Baltimore, and now resides in Costa Mesa, CA. With a passion for songwriting since she was 10, (first on keyboard, then on guitar), she studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2003, she took up the ukulele as her main accompaniment. Since the release of her first ukulele album in 2006 (…and her Jumping Flea), Vox has been one of the leading songwriters of the ukulele scene (Ukulele Magazine, front cover + feature article). However, she straddles into the folk scene as well, where she has opened for Jackson Brown, Tom Chapin, Leo Kottke, and Cheryl Wheeler. She performs mostly as a one-woman band, incorporating a loop pedal and bass effect on her ukulele, while taking her own solos (on mouth-trumpet), and cutting through it all with her genuine lyrics and pure voice.
A stage name can be a becoming thing. “Vox” in Latin means voice, and along with her care for the environment (1% for the Planet Member) she has written and donated songs to the American Aspergers Association and the Duchenne Foundation.