State Theatre Portland
Madeleine Peyroux

WCLZ presents

Madeleine Peyroux

Nellie McKay

Thu, October 6, 2011

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$39 / $35 / $25 reserved seating

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com The State Theatre Box Office will be open one hour before doors on night of show.

Madeleine Peyroux
Madeleine Peyroux
Know for intimately arranged covers of early American blues and jazz standards, Madeleine Peyroux carries her jazz sensibilities as she moves into new “rootsier” territory as a songwriter.

When she first burst onto the recording scene in 1996, with her stunning debut album Dreamland, Peyroux was greeted with a veritable torrent of gushing reviews. Most raved about her smoke-and-whiskey vocals, often comparing her to the late, great Billie Holiday. Time magazine pronounced the groundbreaking Dreamland "the most exciting, involving vocal performance by a new singer this year."

With a new album in the works and slated to be released soon, and Peyroux says, "I think my fans are eager to hear something different," Peyroux says, and pauses with restraint before adding, "Music has grown into another place in my mind… I am the same singer that I was as a teen, that wants to grow into music, wherever it comes from. I don’t believe I’ve given up anything. I’ve added to myself.” Let's hope that that little air of restraint doesn't hold her back.
Nellie McKay
Nellie McKay
A multi-talented "youngster", Nellie McKay is already a seasoned performer/singer/songwriter/raconteur who peppers her live shows with acerbic and witty banter in between self-penned songs--and a well-placed standard or two--from her ever-growing repertoire. She never performs a song the same way twice, partly because she has difficulty remembering lyrics, particularly her own, and partly because she pledges allegiance to no rule other than to keep her music and her performances as fresh and non-repetitive as possible.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/