Jim WitterWolfeboro Friends of Music launches its seventy-eighth season with “Feelin’ Groovy,” a multi-media tribute to Simon and Garfunkel presented by Jim Witter and his band. Award winning Canadian singer/songwriter Witter wowed the Wolfeboro Friends of Music audience in October 2012 with his multi-media smash hit “Piano Men.” The concert will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus Road in Wolfeboro and is sponsored by Paul and Debbie Zimmerman.
Rear screen projection on-stage is an integral part of the Witter experience: sights and sounds of the 1960’s are woven in with the present, moving hit-by-hit through such chart classics as “Wake Up Little Susie”, “Homeward Bound”, “Mrs. Robinson” and “The Sound of Silence”. The band’s clean, fluid back-up resonates in the spacious Kingswood Arts Center as Witter’s versatile voice, a warm baritone with amazing range and personal interpretation, pays homage to the program namesakes.

Now based in Toronto and Nashville, Witter is a Southern Ontario (Canada) native who started at a very early age performing in the comfort of his own living room. His Mother would play piano, and Jim would belt out the current hits. He knew that he was destined to have a career in the music business. “I never really thought of doing anything else”, he says, “and neither did my parents because they always encouraged me to follow my dream.” [Naples News] Jim Witter revealed that encouraging streak again, when after last October’s concert in Wolfeboro, Kingswood high school students and others gathered round him in the lobby for a good chat about the present world of music, his and theirs.

The combination of perseverance and Jim Witter’s vocal prowess have led to 10 top ten radio hits in Canada, 7 hit videos on CMT, and impressive chart action in the U.S. on Billboard and R&R. Jim’s versatility as a creative artist has allowed him the opportunity to reach out and share his music and his infectious personality with audiences of all ages. Rob McAlear, Artistic Administrator of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, writes: “Jim Witter's show absolutely delighted our audience. He is a real professional whose appealing personality and wonderful musicianship make his performances so much fun.”
You may choose to attend a pre-concert dinner hosted by Lakes Region Newcomers Club! For full details pertaining to the dinner please visit the Newcomers website at www.lrnc-nh.com. The concert, “Feelin’ Groovy”, will follow at Kingswood Artts Center at 7:30 P.M., presented by the Wolfeboro Friends of Music.
This is the first of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $25 at the door; at Black’s Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org. Please note WFOM’s special policy: High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge.