Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Lisa Bastoni opens

May 11, 2017 7PM
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$25 / 23

Paul Kelly has recorded over 21 studio albums as well as several film soundtracks (Lantana and the Cannes 2006 highlight, Jindabyne) and two live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997.

Songs From The South, a selection of his popular songs first assembled in 1997 and expanded to a double album in 2008, contains many of his songs now lodged deep in the Australian psyche.

He continues to cross musical boundaries. The triple j tribute album Before Too Long, released in 2010, featuring John Butler, Missy Higgins, Megan Washington, Paul Dempsey, Ozi Batla and many others is evidence of his influence on generations of musicians.

His first work of prose How To Make Gravy, a self described ‘mongrel memoir’, was published in 2010 with Penguin and is accompanied by a CD box set of live recordings and an audio book with readings from Paul and some of Australia’s finest actors Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Judy Davis and Ben Mendelsohn.

The book, the audio book and the A-Z recordings now make up a unique app. An app which in Paul’s words is “the closest thing to how I imagined the book to be – something that sings and talks and plays.”

In August 2012, ‘Paul Kelly – Stories Of Me’, a feature-length documentary premiered in Melbourne. Distributed by Madman Films, the documentary is an intimate portrait of the very private man behind the music. For the first time on film, Kelly speaks candidly about the people who have helped shape his life and music. Featuring rare archival footage, ‘Paul Kelly – Stories Of Me’ also unveils newly recorded live performances, as well as interviews with family members, former and current band members, music contemporaries and music media.

Also in 2012, he released a solo album entitled ‘Spring And Fall’, a song cycle which tells a love story from multiple points of view.

In 2014, Paul took an innovative direction and released ‘Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions’ – a soul revue record featuring Clairy Browne, Vika and Linda Bull, Dan Sultan, Kira Puru and himself.

On 23 April, 2016 – the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death – Paul released ‘Seven Sonnets & A Song’. The record features Paul singing lead vocals on 6 of Shakespeare’s sonnets and a song from Twelfth Night. The only non-Shakespearian piece is ‘My True Love Hath My Heart’, written by his contemporary Sir Philip Sidney and sung by Vika Bull.

‘Death’s Dateless Night’ by Paul and Charlie Owen is out in October. The album features songs that Paul and Charlie have performed at funerals.

 

http://www.paulkelly.com.au/

 

Lisa Bastoni's song "Rabbit Hole" has recently been selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the 2016 Great American Song Contest. The song is featured on her album The Wishing Hour (2017), produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Felix McTeigue, which debuted as the #1 most played album on Boston's esteemed WUMB. Following years of performing on subway platforms around Boston and coffeehouses from coast to coast, Lisa's music has developed a lived-in, weary, time-tested sensibility -- Lisa's songs, and the purity of her voice, stay with you long after you hear them.

Lisa Bastoni had a thriving singer-songwriter career going until she took a break to start a family with her husband, novelist Christopher Boucher. Now, after nearly ten years away from writing and performing, Lisa returns to music with The Wishing Hour (January 27, 2017), an impressive new record produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Felix McTeigue (Lori McKenna/Anais Mitchell/Martin Sexton). The album features Lisa's longtime friend and collaborator, Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, as well as guest appearances by New West recording artists The Mastersons, singer Kelly Hogan (Neko Case/The Decemberists), Lula Wiles' Ellie Buckland, and John O'Reilly, Jr. (Mandy Moore/Jason Mraz).

While some of the elements of the album were recorded in different studios in New York and Nashville, all of the basic tracks at the heart of the album were recorded on a laptop in a corner of the kids' playroom of her Watertown, MA house in the wee hours of the night.

The ten tracks on this record -- including standouts "In This Town," "Wichita" and "Rabbit Hole" -- are a collection of starkly honest, beautifully crafted, and ultimately uplifting timeless Americana songs.

Lisa has shared the stage with artists including Arlo Guthrie, Lori McKenna, Regina Spektor, The Low Anthem and Little Big Town. She currently performs regularly in the Boston area and will be touring to select cities across the U.S. in support of the album's release.

 

http://www.lisabastoni.com/

 

Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

$25 / 23
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