DAPHNE WILLIS with MEGAN McCORMICK, MARIA ROSE & THE SWISS KICKS and THE SAW HAD EYES THAT SEA at the Pike Room

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
doors at 7pm
tickets: $8 in adv; $10 day of (buy tickets)

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Everything DAPHNE WILLIS has done up to now in both her music and her life has led to this moment—her new album, Because I Can (Vanguard, April 19), marks the 23-year-old writer/singer/guitarist’s artistic coming of age in thrilling—and at times heart-wrenching—fashion. This captivating LP represents an exponential leap, as she grows into her enormous talent and puts it to powerful and relatable use via her singular sensibility. Because I Can sounds very much like the defining work of a young artist who matters.

Because I Can was produced by Nashville-based up-and-comer Tim Lauer, continuing a collaboration that began with five tracks on her full-length Vanguard debut, 2010’s What to Say. After culling songs from the 50 to 60 she’d written since the completion of the previous LP, “We started talking about how to move toward the next level, while still maintaining musical continuity from the last record,” Willis recalls. “I was fully willing to go out on a limb and try some things I’d never done before—which is the cool part of working with Tim.”

With MEGAN McCORMICK, MARIA ROSE & THE SWISS KICKS and THE SAW HAD EYES THAT SEA.

 

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