Grace Adele wanted what every young woman with years of classical ballet training wanted: she had her heart set on becoming a Rockette.
When she wasn't travelling between her home in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall, though, she spent much of her time singing.
Eventually, she decided to give her Rockettes dream the boot and instead kick up her heels in Nashville, where she assembled a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar and mandolin.
Today, Grace Adele & Her Grand Band spread their eclectic mix of Americana, country, rock, pop and Tin Pan Alley-style balladry throughout the Midwest and South. This Friday, June 7, they'll get Worthington Libraries' summer concert season started with a 7 p.m. performance at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road.
Named after a Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams flavor, the music of The Salty Caramels, an all-girl quartet, has been described as "edgy pop-rock Americana."
Like their sweet and salty name, their music, which includes covers and original songs, is about the ups and downs of being a female. "Womanhood is definitely a common theme..." said band member Sarah Overdier in a recent interview, "because we have a lot of songs that are sweet love songs and then songs about the other side of being a woman."
The Salty Caramels will take the library stage on June 28 at 7 p.m.
On July 26, space takes center stage as Northwest Library summer concert veterans, the Scioto Valley Brass & Percussion Company, perform well-known, space-themed selections.
Closing out the concert season, the brass band will perform songs like When You Wish Upon a Star from the Disney movie Pinocchio; theme music from E.T., Star Trek and The Jetsons; and stand-alone pieces like Stardust and Stars and Stripes Forever.
Northwest Library's summer concert season is sponsored by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries.
In the event of rain, concerts will be held inside the library.
Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries