Wichita area father/daughter duo Howard and Kaleigh Glanton will be performing for the Coutts Museum of Art’s monthly Brown Bag Lunch Program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Howard is a talented and versatile guitarist specializing in classical, Spanish, Latin, sacred, pop and jazz music. He has a master’s degree in music performance. He has performed throughout the United States and in Paris, France. He has been living and performing in Kansas for the past 16 years.
Lubbock, Texas born Kaleigh grew up watching her father play classical guitar and at the age of four she expressed interest in playing guitar also.
Howard watched his daughter’s talent grow beyond proficient to excellence. He made sure she was able to get lessons and attend workshops from distinguished greats like Ricordo Cobo, Dimitri Illorionov and Lily Afsar.
At the age of 15, Kaleigh literally discovered her voice. All of a sudden her music shifted from complex melodic and polyphonic textile on guitar to using vocal tonality and rhythm to chronicle life.
Over the past two years, this 18 year old has attracted an ever-growing fan base. Kaleigh’s music has gained her performance opportunities just because someone heard her voice and had to have her for their event. Doors have been opened as she easily conquered contests throughout Kansas. The spoils of victory were judges and audience members who have offered their services to help her career move forward.
The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in an historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The museum and all Brown Bag Programs are always free and open to the public, funded in part by El Dorado Main Street. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum for updates on museum activities.