December 16, 2021
Tom Bethke and
Mary Anne Anderson
Guitarist Tom Bethke and vocalist Mary Anne Anderson are local Cambrians with diverse musical backgrounds who have blended their mutual talents together to create a very special Christmas event. Songs of the season include familiar traditional tunes as well as some contemporary songs, and a few sing alongs as well.
Tom Bethke, along with his wife Chris, are part-time residents of Cambria. Tom has been a freelance guitarist/musician in Los Angeles for many years. A regular at the Lodge, he has played on films and TV scores as well as live concerts and theatre. Some of the artists he has worked with include: Jewel, Juice Newton, Michael Bolton, Melissa Manchester, Henry Mancini, Katherine McFee, Joe Williams and Sir James Galway.
Mary Anne’s one-woman show premiered at CCAT (Happy to Make Your Acquaintance, 2018) and she has performed all around town with her jazz combo and at fund raising events as a member of the vocal group, Lyra. She and her husband Ames are known as the musical duo, “Simple Pleasures.” Mary Anne and Tom recently delighted concert goers at an outdoor event on Marine Terrace and look forward to many more collaborations.