Love and Other Crimes: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood

25 October 2015 / 19:30

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The times for this concert will be approx.:
7.30pm 1st half
8.30pm Interval
8.50pm 2nd half
10.10pm End

It’s when you feel you’ve always known a melody, or that lyrics are narrating your own personal experience, that a song has the potential to become timeless.

The songs of Lee Hazlewood, such as ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, ‘Some Velvet Morning’ and ‘Summer Wine', are some of those songs - recorded in his heyday by such luminaries as Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Dean Martin, they have been revisited since by everyone from Lana Del Ray to Megadeth.

Find out why his songs of falling in and out of love continue to strike a chord with modern musicians, with an evening of performances that put the reclusive whisky-voiced ‘old cowboy’ back in the spotlight, curated by Wyndham Wallace – his manager and friend during the last years of his life, and also the author of Lee, Myself & I: Inside The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood  – and Ed Harcourt, the Mercury Music Prize nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and avowed fan of Hazlewood’s work.

Joining a band that includes Harcourt, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Jim Sclavunos (The Bad Seeds), Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) and Tom Herbert (Polar Bear) will be a cast of singers, Josh T Pearson, Matthew E. White, Caitlin Rose, Lawrence (Felt), Kurt Wagner (Lambchop), Kathryn Williams, Fran Healy (Travis), Gemma Ray, Flo Morrissey, Duke Garwood, Ren Harvieu and Joe Gideon.

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We spoke to Wyndham Wallace about his friendship with Lee in our October podcast.

Ed Harcourt Music Director
Tom Herbert
Jim Sclavunos
Romeo Stodart
Adrian Utley

Duke Garwood
Joe Gideon
Ren Harvieu
Fran Healy
Flo Morrissey
Josh T Pearson
Gemma Ray
Caitlin Rose
Kurt Wagner
Matthew E White
Kathryn Williams

This event is part of:
Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by the Barbican

Barbican Contemporary Music
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