The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Entertainment

October 25, 2013

Unwind with music, yoga

SHAMOKIN DAM -- Although it has nothing to do with rain and light rays, there will be a rainbow Sunday night shining brightly and making a wonderful sound at Skeeter’s BBQ in Shamokin Dam.

This spectacle of sound will actually spring forth from the talented songstress Johanna Kodlick who will shine her music — which she describes as the multi-hued arch of light — across the Valley.

“My music is filled with color and beauty and it’s not something you experience every day but on the days that you do, you know it’s been a good day. Never is it exactly the same two times in a row but its always recognizable,” she said.

Joining Kodlick on her acoustic musical quest will be fellow musician Anthony Latt on lead guitar and vocals.

“I am an entertainer at heart — lots of soulful energy, connecting and engaging with the audience,” she said. “My original music is soul-pop genre and we also cover tons of fun songs from the ’60s to today. With both Anthony and I contributing to the vocals, we can do both male and female songs and duets and cover a lot of ground. We both are big on dynamics and rhythm too, so even with just two people, we create a big, full sound.”

Her music has taken her from performing in the middle of Long Island Sound on a rain-drenched boat to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, yet no matter where you hear Kodlick perform, her vibrant passion for music is evident.

Kodlick and Latt have been performing together since 2001 and in that time they have covered many states and hundreds of shows that ranged from a packed house and other times to a nearly deserted venue.

“Music creates a physiological shift in our bodies, much like exercise, and we love being stewards of this positive movement for people,” she said. “After our shows, people, at least we hope, feel better than when they walked in. If they were depressed, frustrated, angry or upset beforehand, the music helps them get that out and they feel better afterward, as do we as the musicians.”

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