Patty Larkin / Alan Williams of Birdsong at Morning
- Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Unity Church, Ninth Street and Madeline Lane, Lawrence
- Cost: $23
- Age limit: 10+
Patty Larkin has been redefining the boundaries of folk-urban pop music for 25 years with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and subtle sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter). Patty Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the '70s, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). A self described “guitar driven songwriter,” Larkin has wound her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics. In 2010, she celebrates a quarter of a century of music making with "25," a recording 25 love songs reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends along the way. One of those special friends, Alan Williams, the songwriter and lead singer of Birdsong at Morning, joins Patty at this concert. He makes “art music both unpretentious and ravishing” (Boston Herald).