JEN KEARNEY and THE LOST ONION with special guest BIG BEN HILLMAN and THE ROYAL FAMILY
Saturday October 23
JEN KEARNEY and THE LOST ONION
with very special guest
BIG BEN HILLMAN and THE ROYAL FAMILY (Philadelphia PA funk)
$8 ADVANCE / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:30 show
"Jen Kearney's improvement has been steady and exquisite. Her versatility is outstanding, whether it's on rock-edged material that she pulls from the heart, or R&B-infused songs that she pulls from the soul.''
-- STEVE MORSE, a longtime Boston Globe correspondent who has also contributed to Billboard and Rolling Stone - Freelance Writer (Nov 12, 2009)
Lowell musician Jen Kearney's latest work blends jazz riffs, Latin rhythms, Motown grooves and a rock'n'roll sensibility into one cohesive album that should be savored like a fine meal, not scarfed down like a drive-through cheeseburger at 2 a.m. after a Saturday night out.
"The Year of the Ox" is a concept album where the songs were carefully crafted and then put together in a specific order.
Kearney's voice has been compared to Stevie Wonder and on this album it sometimes sounds like him; sometimes like a young, screechy Michael Jackson; sometimes like a booming Joan Armatrading; and sometimes it's uniquely her. But the music that accompanies her is truly original, blending a mixture of sounds including jazz flute with Motown saxophone, Latin drums, and caressing backup vocals.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|