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Susan McKeown at the Upstage July 7th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 28 June 2011

Location: 
The Upstage Restaurant
932 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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From the Upstage web site:

SUSAN MCKEOWN - One of the strongest, most expressive voices to have come out of Ireland belongs to Dublin native Susan McKeown. Her powerful pipes create a primal sound that comes from an adventurous musical spirit. The strong, richly colored contralto and the enlivening intelligence of her songs marked Susan as a distinctive talent upon the release of her debut album Bones (SNG 1995). The GRAMMY award-winning vocalist and BBC Folk Award nominee has gone on to record eleven more albums spanning the realms of world music and rock and has performed with Pete Seeger, Natalie Merchant, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Linda Thompson, Billy Bragg, The Klezmatics, Mariachi Real de Mexico, Ensemble Tartit, Flook, Lúnasa, Andy Irvine and Johnny Cunningham. Susan’s own music has been featured in documentary programs on PBS, BBC, RTE, and ABC (Australia) and she has frequently performed on NPR and PRI.

Once heard, you would never take Grammy-award-winning vocalist Susan McKeown for anyone else. This autumn Susan releases 'Singing in the Dark', a work exploring Creativity, Suffering and the Pursuit of Happiness that she has been developing over the past seven years. October 4 marks the twentieth anniversary of Susan's arrival to New York as an immigrant and will see the release of the album's single 'A Woman Like That', with the album release following on October 30.

A singer of passion, grace and striking presence with the ability to capture both the essence of a traditional folk song or the more hard-edged domain of contemporary adult rock; she seems to personify both past and present. - IRISH EXAMINER

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