Keeler to perform for Winter Music Nights

White Stone United Methodist Church Winter Music Nights will present Barb Keeler at 7 p.m. January 19 in the White Stone UMC Fellowship Hall, 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone.

Keeler will perform ballads, love songs and traditional folk music that will bring a smile to the face and a bit of peace to the spirit, reported  Douglas P. Somervell.

Keeler and her husband, Craig, live on Prentice Creek in Ditchely, when he can get away from his duties as a NASA engineer overseeing work on the latest weather satellites. She is a retired art educator, mother, seamstress, gardener, hunter, host, cook, grandma and recording artist.

Keeler has performed at the Reston-Herndon Folk Club, Northern Neck Burger, Willaby’s and White Stone UMC. She has a CD that was recorded in celebration of her daughter’s wedding.

Her finger-style guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment to her angelic and crystal-clear voice, said Somervell. It will be a happy and relaxing evening, and there will certainly be some sing-along songs and toe-tapping.

Winter Music Nights is a White Stone UMC-sponsored event held every other month on the third Friday. Admission is always free, and snacks and sodas are provided by the ladies of the church. A basket for donations is provided to help these musicians offset their travel, gear and other expenses, said Somervell.