Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells
“…smart songs about the way we think and live.” – New York Times
The street-smart metaphors and black comedy Patricia Barber uses in her lyrics have a tendency to smash gloriously against her jagged piano phrases. They are then fused back together by her sinuous and smoky alto voice, making for a truly one-of-a-kind musical experience. Her new album, Smash (Concord Jazz), features a new band and a fresh batch of compositions. An intelligent and committed songwriter, Barber tackles the familiar subjects of ‘love and loss,’ but with nuance and depth. Quirky, insistently independent and emotionally cool, she’s attracted a dedicated following with her rigorous songwriting craft and sly, harmonically deft piano work.
Patrick Mulcahy – Bass
Ross Pederson – Drums