With notes of ‘60s pop, Burt Bacharach-style melodies and that intoxicating element of attitude, Alice Smith’s upcoming collection has something for die-hard followers and new fans alike. Her sound has evolved, adding lush, orchestral arrangements and multi-hued melodies. Though she has always been an artist at heart, Smith is now also a mother, and she’s been through some powerful experiences over the past few years. She emerges with new insights to realize through song.
In 2008, Belgian -born Trixie Whitley was contacted by legendary producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young) who invited her to Berklee where he was an artist in residence. Their stunning collaboration of Whitley’s song “I’d Rather Go Blind” – with drummer Brian Blade (Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman) – was filmed and created an immediate buzz in music circles. With the addition of bassist Daryl Johnson (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Neville Brothers), a super group – Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub – was born. Whitley’s magnetic presence and stunning voice captivated audiences worldwide in 2010 and 2011 as she toured with Black Dub. She has continued to be embraced by and to collaborate with some of the world’s finest musicians and producers, working with Marc Ribot, Robert Plant, Stephen Barber, Marianne Faithfull, Joe Henry, Craig Street, and Malcolm Burn, among many others.
Admission: $15, general admission. To purchase tickets online, visit www.cafe939.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Performance Center Box Office or at the door two hours before show time. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call (617) 747-2261.