-Dana Stewart Shammaa, owner Indie Sparrow Boutique
A vibrant vocalist and musician, Chloe Florence performs a blend of folk, country, modern and original music. She is a prolific song writer and accompanies herself on keyboard, mandolin and baritone ukelele. Listeners are amazed by her powerful execution and depth of feeling. While choosing always to present music that is compelling and relevant, Chloe easily navigates a wide range of stylistic approaches. She puts on a show that can be at times reverent, tender, playful, or full-on fierce.
Chloe’s interest in music began very early. It was not much of a surprise when she became determined to create her own song before she had even learned to read. She has continued to express herself through writing in the form of songs, stories, poems and plays. Born and raised in southern West Virginia, this home educated teen's love of music is central to her daily life. She enjoys studying voice, theatre, and dance and often uses her free time at home to practice new material with her family. Recently, she was able to merge her many interests by becoming a part of the Theatre WV family. Chloe and her brothers and sister express their faith through music at their home church. She also adds vocals and keyboard to the church all teen praise and worship band. and works as an assistant director of the children's music group.
After her introduction to the stage at 11, Chloe quickly became a natural at sharing her remarkable talent. She has been featured at numerous venues including Beckley's 110 Marshall, Pipestem Resort and State Park's amphitheater series, Tamarack's 20th Anniversary Gala and Charleston's FestivALL. Last summer The West Virginia State Fair welcomed her to their Sprint Center Stage for a full day of performances. She is currently focusing on recording original songs for her upcoming EP album due to be release this year.