Beth Haines

After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she began her music career as the lead vocalist and featured dancer for the Seawind Cruise Line. After some time performing throughout the Caribbean, she moved to Nashville and immediately began working for Opryland in several of their shows, including a show in which she sang while ice-skating! Opryland's top executives quickly took notice of her talents, and Beth was asked to debut on the Grand Ole Opry as a featured solo performer. Shortly thereafter, she started touring nationally with multi-platinum country recording artist, Doug Stone. Her travels took her to New York City, where she continued to work on various musical projects including a vocal jazz group, her own solo CD, and ultimately singing on an Emmy-nominated promo for the WB Network. Beth is also a trained ballet and jazz dancer, and has danced in several music videos by artists including Alan Jackson, Tanya Tucker, Lari White and Dallas County Line.

Currently, Beth sings in various venues in the Chicagoland area and she is looking forward to performing at the Anvil Club

Linda O'Connor

Little did I know, as I was pursuing my master's in piano performance at E.I.U., that I would be using my talents to entertain children in the public schools as well as adults around the piano at the Anvil Club.   It's been 40 enjoyable years of performing at the club, and no two nights have been the same.  I treasure the many friendships I've made since I began playing here. For me, this is more than a restaurant or simply a place to perform, it's a part of my personal repertoire.  I'm excited about the Anvil club's future and the direction it's headed.