Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
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An Evening with Mary Lambert and Howie Day
Mary Lambert had just quit her third job as a barista when her whole life changed. An aspiring singer-songwriter who also worked as a brunch waitress and bartender, she got a call from her friend Hollis Wong-Wear, who had sung and written on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "White Walls." Wong-Wear had recommended her to the duo, who were struggling to write a chorus for their new song, a marriage-equality anthem called "Same Love." The result is the transcendent chorus to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' double-platinum hit "Same Love," Writing and singing the hook led to Lambert's first Grammy Award nominations (for "Song Of The Year" and "Album Of The Year"), performing "Same Love" with Macklemore and Lewis on the MTV Video Music Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Colbert Report, and joining the duo on their fall tour. It also opened the door for Lambert to sign with Capitol Records, which releases her EP, Welcome To The Age Of My Body, in December, followed by a full-length album, produced by Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles), next year. The EP's first single, "She Keeps Me Warm," is an extension of "Same Love" that Lambert calls "the other side of the story." It peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Lambert's current single, "Secrets," was issued in July and is currently at No. 16 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.
About Howie Day Howie Day's emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day's warm tenor voice "soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit," as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.
Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose
1002 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12208