Friday, March 13, 2009

Now's the Time: Madeleine Peyroux

While she's most often compared to Billie Holiday, I hear a lot of Bob Dylan in Madeleine Peyroux's approach. As demonstrated in this performance, she clearly shares Dylan's affection for Gary Davis, John Hurt and Lonnie Johnson. It's no surprise that her March 20 appearance at The Folly Theater is presented by Bill Shapiro's Cypress Avenue.

I plan to motor west. Plastic Sax will return in about a week.


the unthinking lemming said...

The Billie Holiday influence is obvious. The other influences are there as well. Buy me a beer and I'll share some pics I took of Mad a few years back at NYC's Blue Note.

Happy In Bag said...

It's a deal, UL.