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Richmond Fringe Fest: Genevieve Wall

Written by: Rian L. Moses


In the whirlwind of creativity that is the Richmond Fringe Festival, one captivating act stands out among the rest: 'Strange Winds', an evening of enchanting melodies and mesmerizing storytelling crafted by the talented Genevieve Wall. Set to take the stage at, The Basement, on Sunday, April 14th, at 4:30 pm, this one-of-a-kind performance promises to transport audiences into a dreamlike world where mystery and wonder reign supreme.

'Strange Winds' by Genevieve Wall show poster
'Strange Winds' by Genevieve Wall show poster. Photo taken by Johanna Geisler and Art by Patricia Wall.

For Genevieve, Fringe isn't just a festival—it's a supportive, scrappy, and welcoming community where artists like herself can bring their boldest visions to life. Reflecting on her journey, she shares, "Without Fringe, 'Strange Winds' would still be in my living room and around small circles of friends and family. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share it with people who don't yet know me."


But why should you make 'Strange Winds' a must-see on your Fringe itinerary? According to Genevieve, if you're seeking to invite a little more mystery, awe, and wonder into your life, this show is tailor-made for you. "It will transport you into a lyrically rich, dreamlike world populated with characters and stories that I hope will live in your imagination long after the show is over," she adds, enticingly.


So how can you show your support for Genevieve and her fellow performers? Simple—experience the magic of 'Strange Winds' firsthand and immerse yourself in its captivating melodies and narratives. Additionally, you can lend your support to Genevieve's friends and co-performers, Abby and Ankur, by exploring their musical endeavors with Rainbow Soul Food and Too Early Too Late.


musicians playing guitars and drums in a living room.
Candid rehearsal photo by Ashesh Sigdel (picturing Abby Strangfeld, Genevieve Wall, Ankur Patel)

But Genevieve's artistic journey extends beyond the stage. With a background in environmental advocacy, she infuses her music with themes inspired by nature's beauty and resilience. "My relationship with the James River profoundly influenced 'Strange Winds,'" she explains. "What impacts your local watershed impacts the world."


Looking ahead to 2024, Genevieve has ambitious plans in store. Following the conclusion of Richmond Fringe, she'll be collaborating with her talented musicians to record an album version of 'Strange Winds'. And as for the future? Genevieve assures us that this is just the beginning of her musical odyssey, with many more worlds to explore through her compositions.


Genevieve expresses her heartfelt gratitude to all who have supported her along this journey—from family and friends to mentors and the natural landscapes that have inspired her melodies. With their unwavering encouragement, 'Strange Winds' takes flight, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who dare to listen.


As the curtains rise on Richmond Fringe, prepare to be swept away by the ethereal melodies and enchanting tales of 'Strange Winds'. Let the magic unfold, and may the winds of creativity carry you to new heights of wonder and delight.


See "Strange Winds" by Genevieve Wall during Richmond Fringe Fest

The Basement, on Sunday, April 14th, at 4:30 pm


Learn more about the Richmond Fringe Fest and all the festivities, HERE.


Blog Author - Rian L. Moses: What's Up?! I'm one of the founders of HearRVA. Richmond, Virginia has been my home since 2006 and I'm still discovering new things. I'm a visual artist at heart and graduated from VCU in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art (major in video & animation/ minor in painting & printmaking). It feels great to use these skills on all the visuals you see coming out of HearRVA.

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