52 Church street
MA, 02138

Deb Talan (of The Weepies) – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – May 14th, 2017

Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

Jennifer Kimball

Sun, May 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 advance / $23 day of show

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Deb Talan (of The Weepies)
Deb Talan (of The Weepies)
Make music with the love of your life. Sell a million records. Tour the world. Have 3 kids. Get Stage 3 breast cancer. Survive.

Now what?

"I had to make this record, for me," says Deb Talan, best known as the girl from the folk pop duo The Weepies. "Marriage, children, being in a band – if you do any of that, at some point you start to wonder what part is still you. And then I got cancer, with a brutal treatment and surgery, and then full recovery. And as lucky as I am with all of that, I just felt lost. This project has been a way to reclaim a part of myself."

The 13 gorgeous songs that make up Deb Talan's new record LUCKY GIRL, released this year on Nettwerk Records, are an exploration featuring Deb's pop sensibility, her signature confessional writing, and of course her unmistakable voice.

"'Soulful Elf' is how people have described my voice, and I'm happy with that assessment," laughs Deb. "I think these are some of the best songs I've written in a long time. I feel each of them deeply and hope other people will connect and find comfort and joy and companionship in listening to them, as I've found in writing and recording them."

Launched from a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign over the summer, in which thousands of supporters gave her twice her intended budget, Deb headed into the studio alone. Playing every instrument herself in the Weepies' studio in Iowa, Deb worked each day for six months, finally bringing the tracks to her old label, Nettwerk, who offered to help her release it. Deb will also be taking to the road touring solo for the first time in 12 years to support the new record.

"I'm somewhere between excited and terrified," says Deb. "Definitely grateful and alive. And I really can't wait to see what happens next."

LUCKY GIRL is being released by Nettwerk Records worldwide in the Spring of 2017, accompanied by a Deb Talan solo tour of the US.
Jennifer Kimball
Jennifer Kimball
Armed with a passion for unusual harmony and an ear for a finely-turned phrase, Boston-based singer/songwriter Jennifer Kimball is releasing Avocet, her first solo record in ten years. Kimball grew up in a musical family and began singing professionally in 1983 with college classmate, Jonatha Brooke. ‘Jonatha and Jennifer’ evolved into national touring act The Story and signed with Elektra, releasing two critically-acclaimed albums, Grace in Gravity (1991) and Angel in the House (1993). Jennifer left The Story in 1994 to pursue a career as a freelance harmony singer and solo artist. She sang on an impressive batch of albums for, among others, John Gorka, Catie Curtis, David Wilcox and Patty Larkin, with whom she toured nationally as well. In 1998 she signed with PolyGram and released her first solo record Veering from the Wave about which The Washington Post wrote “what makes these songs [and their lush-quirky chamber-pop arrangements] so impressive... is the elegant melodies and harmonies, which capture the loneliness and longing that blossom in the wake of separation.”

In the early 2000s, Jennifer lost her mother, got married and had a son, hanging up her touring days in the process. Since then, her musical life has revolved around a vibrant local music scene in Cambridge/Somerville where she continues to share her compelling harmonies and melodic ideas with a slew of local projects, often collaborating with Rose Polenzani, Duke Levine, Rose Cousins, Laura Cortese, Kris Delmhorst, Session Americana, Alastair Moock, Peter Mulvey and Chandler Travis. She continues to write songs, teaches harmony singing, and runs a holiday ensemble called Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony. Her new album, Avocet, finds her collaborating with a whole new team of young musicians, including several members of Brooklyn-based avant pop band Cuddle Magic. Alec Spiegelman (Pokey Lafarge, Cuddle Magic) has produced an album that is surprising, poignant and beautiful, a splendid chamber-pop over and through which floats the unadorned and honest voice of a truly literate songwriter, a voice which conveys warmth without affect, the voice of Jennifer Kimball.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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