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Hear whistler perform at Covell Gardens

By From page A11 | January 29, 2013

Milt Briggs will sing, whistle, recite poetry and tell stories while accompanying himself on the guitar and keyboard during a performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Atria Covell Gardens. The event, at 1111 Alvarado Ave., is free and open to the public.

A Sacramento native who was born loving music, he grew up in rural Sutter County where he fell in love with nature, too. Today, he combines the two in his performances.

Briggs’ repertoire is wide-ranging and includes standards, classics, folk, blues and jazz. He is a prolific composer for whistlers and “shapes his whistling into a beautiful musical art that shows the improvisational possibilities of this human instrument,” a news release said.

Retired from a career as public school speech therapist, Briggs now devotes himself exclusively to music. An inductee into the Whistler’s Hall of Fame, he has received┬ánumerous awards for his whistling, including an international grand championship and the Lillian Williams Entertainer of the Year.

For more information, call 530-756-0700.

Enterprise staff

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