French-American singer Madeleine Peyroux creates her own interpretations of some classic songs, leading an absorbing, intimate set drawn from from her acclaimed new album Secular Hymns.
In a stripped-down trio set, Peyroux gets to the heart of a lyric, probing layers of emotional depth that reveal a bitter-sweet and effortless beauty. In Secular Hymns, she demonstrates her versatility with fresh takes on songs by some of the great songwriters of the 20th Century, from thoughtful and melancholic tracks like Clapton’s ‘Got You On My Mind’, to the powerful ‘Shout Sister Shout’ made famous by Sister Rosetta Sharp, and the downright fun of Allen Toussaint's ‘Everything I Do Gon' Be Funky’.
Jazz guitarist John Etheridge will open the show. Pat Metheny called John ‘one of the best guitarists in the world’, but take away the famous names he’s played with, from Stephane Grappelli to Nigel Kennedy, and John’s solo concerts show a glorious guitarist who’s inspired by the trinity of Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Hank Marvin.