Rebecca Martin | voice, guitar & Larry Grenadier | acoustic bass
Performing music from their 2013 recording Twain
A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain
At Ballard Park, Westport, NY
Thursday August 28th at 7:30 pm
Soundwaves is pleased to present Rebecca Martin & Larry Grenadier on August 28th as part of the Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park.
All of this evening’s donations will benefit Champlain Area Trails.
Rebecca Martin’s sixth release under her own name and her third for the Sunnyside label,the warmly intimate set offers a uniquely expressive showcase for Martin’s artistry, with adozen resonant new original compositions and one classic interpretation, all performed inunderstated acoustic arrangements based around the artist’s indelible voice and suppleguitar work and the subtly inventive support of her husband and longtime collaborator, noted jazz bassist Larry Grenadier.
PRAISE for TWAIN
“Ms. Martin is a vocalist with an earnest and unaffected style and a songwriter of unforcedinsight…the new album also highlights a shift toward original material and folky ambience bya generation of singers, some of whom see Ms. Martin as a touchstone.” – Nate Chinen, “AVoice That Leaps Between Genres”, The New York Times
“Rebecca Martin may be of a school unto herself; the closest she might come to Americanawould be such as the works of Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, John Berryman, W.D. Snodgrass and Allen Ginsburg. Twain is Ms. Martin’s Ariel; her Heart’s Needle, her DreamSongs.” – Raul de Gama, Jazz da Gama
“Rebecca Martin is one of a number of contemporary singers who defies categorization…Her voice is as organic as her words, an expressive vehicle for channeling emotions. It’s a powerful, though tastefully understated, combination.” – James Hale, CBC Music
The 2014 summer series concludes on August 28th on the hillside amphitheater overlookingLake Champlain, known as the Ballard Park Performance Pavilion. Bring a blanket/lawnchairs and a picnic. The rain site is across Main Street/Route 22 in the acoustically amazinghistoric chapel of the Westport Heritage House.
To learn more about Rebecca Martin please visit www.rebeccamartin.com. To keep up to date with the concert series, you can “Like” the Soundwaves page on Facebook or visit our Tumblr: soundwaveswestport.tumblr.com.
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