Teresa Tudury & Roy Zimmerman: Evening of Musical Comedy
Teresa Tudury is back! In her last performance at the Community Center the she drew a sell-out crowd and elicited many belly laughs and a standing ovation. With a compelling voice that magnetizes audiences, and comedic prowess to match, Teresa is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, verve, passion, and disarming humor.
Currently based in Occidental, Tudury has been a media darling garnering enthused reviews:
"Picture a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt musically, and toss in the most side-splitting stage patter imaginable, and you have Ms. Tudury." -Johnny Angel, LA Weekly
"What we're talking about here, folks, is a star in the making."
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
"Part chanteuse, part comedian, part bona fide pop artist, Tudury combines the best of all those roles with tender, autobiographical narratives, funny between-song banter, and a voice that could stop a war.
Tudury started writing songs at age 12 and was performing in San Francisco nightclubs by the time she was 15. She has played on and off in the Bay Area for years, and for almost two decades was based in Los Angeles where in addition to music gigs, she wrote comedy and worked as a character actress on stage and screen.
Throughout her career, Tudury has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke and Bonnie Bramlett. She recently rereleased her 1992 self-titled solo album, Teresa Tudury, and her 2002 CD, River Of Life. Currently recording a CD of new material, and with a steady stream of concerts coming up, Teresa is a gifted artist in her prime.
Get ready for Roy Zimmerman!
The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."
Tom Lehrer himself says, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'"
Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection."
Zimmerman has played clubs across the country, and shared the stage with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Kate Clinton, Dennis Miller, Sandra Tsing Loh, kd lang, Andy Borowitz and Paul Krassner. He's done several shows with The Pixies' Frank Black, swapping songs in a solo acoustic setting. His up-to-the-moment topical songs are featured on American Public Media's syndicated broadcast "Weekend America" and Sirius Radio's "West Coast Live."
His new CD "Faulty Intelligence" contains a lesson in Intelligent Design, "Creation Science 101;" an Elvis sounding love song to the government phone tappers called "Hello, NSA" that's featured on the ACLU web site; and the bawk-along "Chickenhawk," already a Zimmerman classic. He says, "I hope this record gets good reviews, but mostly I hope it gets denied under oath by Karl Rove."
Roy wrote the song "I'm Fired" for the Los Angeles Theatre Works production of "Fired!" and performed in the show at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and Off-Broadway at New York's Second Stage Theatre.
Zimmerman founded and wrote all the material for the comedy folk quartet The Foremen, who recorded four albums, two of them for Warner/Reprise Records. The Foremen toured extensively, playing the nation's major folk venues, Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival and CBGB's. They even warmed up the crowd for President Bill Clinton. The group was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," and many other syndicated talk radio shows. They shared the air with Al Franken on NPR's "Talk of the Nation." They got to sing Zimmerman's lampoon of Oliver North, "Ollie Ollie Off Scot Free" directly to the colonel himself on North's own syndicated show. "Friends," said North, "this is a very weird group."
"Firing the Surgeon General," Zimmerman's song full of euphemisms for masturbation, was used in MTV's "Sex in the Nineties" documentary.
"There's nothing funny about World Peace," Roy observes. "Social Justice never killed at The Comedy Store. If we ever attain a worldwide consciousness of peace and justice, I'll be happily out of a job. But as long as power corrupts, I'll absolutely have a career."
Advance tickets highly recommended!
San Geronimo Valley Community Center (View)
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Geronimo, CA 94963
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