- Anne Heaton at Yale House Concerts
Sunday, April 4 2004
Join us at 4pm for snacks and drinks
Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and directions
Suggested donation $15, which all goes to the performer.
He's already booked several more shows for the next few months, and they're all musicians I love:
April 23: Ashley Maher
May 2: Rachael Sage and Jenny Bruce
June 27: Trina Hamlin and Amy Speace
I've already written about Trina Hamlin and Rachael Sage here before, and hopefully I'll get around to writing about Ashley Maher before that show happens. I first saw Jenny Bruce when she joined Rachael and Molly Zenobia for the Concert for Dean last November. And here's a bit of Anne Heaton's bio, forwarded by Jeff:
- Anne Heaton is all about layers. Her first full studio album, "Black Notebook," shimmers and shines with them: layers of simple intricacies, and of complex spareness. "I have always been a huge Peter Gabriel fan," Heaton says "Musically, because his songs are melodically simple and gorgeous, and then he builds them up from their simplicity with African drums, deep bass lines, rock drum loops and many harmonic layers, to be so large and moving. This is what we tried to do with this record. Build the songs up from their essence."
Essentially speaking, Anne Heaton has been lauded by critics as "a keen observer of human nature" with "an uncanny ability to so succinctly and unpretentiously say what she has to say in her diary-like lyrics." She's been praised as "sweetly nostaligic without being overly sentimental and powerful without being melodramatic." The Boston Globe hailed her as "easily [one] of the area's most notable female singer-songwriters." And Chris Smith, former editor of Performing Songwriter magazine, wrote, "Heaton is one of the finest writers and performers I've come across in years -- she is one of the standards by which I measure talent in the New York music community. That she is not on a major label is nothing short of criminal."