Joseph Arthur, Meghan Wolf play Belleayre club on Friday

Highmount — Hip singer-songwriters Joseph Arthur and Meghan Wolf will offer tantalizing blend of innovative tunes at the Belleayre Music Festival on Friday, July 16 at 8 p.m.

Joseph Arthur’s “one-man band” show draws rave reviews wherever he plays. Utilizing looping techniques and an array of effects pedals, he creates a full instrumental accompaniment for penetrating songs.

Joseph is smart, surprising and infinitely rewarding, constantly stirring the imagination with his writing and playing. He will also be painting during his amazing musical showcase.
A painter, a soloist and songwriter, Joseph’s prodigious talents prompted Peter Gabriel to personally sign him to his record label. He has toured with the likes of R.E.M., Ben Harper and Gomez and has had his song “In the Sun” covered by Chris Martin of Coldplay and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and remixed by Justin Timberlake.

On her first album, “Theory of Gravity,” Meghan Wolf debuts a musical presence that is both down to earth and cosmopolitan — blending organic rhythms and soulful lyrics with modern beats and an urban vibe.

Her penetrating vocals and impassioned performance recall virtuosos Joan Baez and PJ Harvey, with contemporary undercurrents of Radiohead and Morcheeba.

Meghan’s flair for performance is underlined by the fact that she has already built a successful career as an actor, with appearances on “Law and Order,” “The Education of Max Bickford,” “All My Children” and in numerous commercials.

The show will be held in the intimate confines of the Overlook Lodge, transformed during the festival season into the Belleayre Music Club. Food and beverages will be available during the performance.

Ticket for all shows in the 2010 summer concert season at the Belleayre Music Festival, are on sale via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344, visit: www.belleayre music.org or e-mail: festival@catskill.net.