At least, it can in the hands of Kaysville violinist Lynnette Thredgold. Sheíll be kicking off the Davis Arts Councilís (DAC) Summer Nights With the Stars series on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ed Kenley Amphitheatre in Layton, bringing a repertoire thatís a little bit classical, a little bit rock, and all her own. ìIíve heard some wonderful things about her,î said DAC Executive Director Kirt Bateman. ìSheís a great way to start the season.î Thredgold, who began her professional music career at the age of 15, started with a solid classical basis by playing with several professional orchestras throughout Colorado, Texas, and Utah. ##M:MORE##
Later, however, there were other musical opportunities that caught her interest. Thredgold has taken to the stage with Josh Groban, Led Zeppelinís Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, The Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, Debbie Reynolds and Wayne Newton. Her own music is able to move back and forth between pop, classical, Latin, blues and jazz, depending on her mood and the moment.
Surprisingly, Thredgoldís diversity isnít just on her instrument of choice. She has also been a world-class competitive natural bodybuilder and was the U.S. National Masters Champion in 1999.
Thredgold has even wrestled professionally, competing as the Phantom in the Women of Wrestling league in 2000. In a statement on her website, Thurgood said that she felt the bodybuilding helped with her onstage poise.
Next up in the Summer Nights with the Stars series is the musical ìYouíre a Good Man, Charlie Brown,î followed by the Utah County bluegrass group Cold Creek. For tickets, further information, and other upcoming shows presented by the Davis Arts Council, please call 546-8575 or go online to www.davisarts.org.