The great music just keeps on coming. Our recent show with the Birds of Chicago was such a fantastic evening with some very nice and talented people. Each time we have people like JT Nero and Allison Russell , we have to wonder, can it get any better than this. I don’t know if it can get better, but this next one is going to be really good.
You may have heard Mollie O’Brien on Prairie Home Companion where she was a very frequent guest a few years ago. She joined Garrison and the crew regulary there for quite some time. She is a singer who can sing everything from show tunes to Bach. A singer Tom Paxton described as “One of the best voices in the Business: Well, she is coming here with her husband and long time collaborator, Rich Moore, for a house concert
Geoffrey Hines, of the Washington Post, says ” Tim O’Brien’s big sister owns one of those remarkable voices that seem to thicken in tone the longer she holds a note. The precision of her phrasing, the smooth flow of her delivery and the sheer beauty of her alto make her one of the best interpretive singers in American pop today.”
The Rolling Stone described her as “a sassy country singer with a bluesy shadow and an eye for a strong song.”
The press release for Mollie and Rich’s 2007 CD 900 Baseline had some reflections on their music. “The intimacy of one voice and one guitar showcases Mollie’s spot on inflections, phrasings and nuances that bring to mind the great jazz and blues singers. Rich’s fills and interludes are so attentive that the end result is a pure distillation, a richer, deeper interpretation of the song for the song’s sake.”
Mollie and Rich have a new album called “Saints and Sinners” a title taken from a song written by one of our all time favorite singer-songwriters, David Fracey, who we had here in a great concert in Cheryl’s Garden this past May. Here is a video of “Saints and Sinners” to give you a taste of their work. And another You Tube video of “Lonely for a While.” Here is Big Red Sun Blues from their Big Red Sun CD.
Check out their stuff and let us know if you are coming. They will be here on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Suggested donation for this show is $20. Our good friend and one of our favorite Portland area singer-songwriters, Andy Anderson will open with a 20 min set to kick off the evening.
We are located at 7326 SE Woodward St., PDX, 97206. You can reach us at 503.730.3189 or 503.771.3103. Email us at doverlaffhouseconcerts@gmail.
We know you will enjoy this show. Brings your friends. Its going to be great.
Cheryl and Dan
p.s.: here is the poster for this show.