An Evening With Jack & Amanda Palmer
Join us for an evening with father-daughter power duo Jack & Amanda Palmer, supported by an opening performance by percussive polymath Thor Harris and his group Thor & Friends. Amanda & Jack Palmer will perform a set of covers from their carefully selected new release, You Got Me Singing.
A lovingly put together album, You Got Me Singing marks the first collaboration between new mother Amanda and her father, written and recorded while her baby boy was in utero a fluid family dialogue between Jack, Amanda, and her unborn son. Amanda sings and plays piano and ukulele, and Jack, a semi-professional choral singer, plays guitar and lends his rich bass voice to a variety of cover songs that span decades.
The main inspiration behind this record was to share songs and time with my dad, says Amanda, who was separated from her father when she was less than a year old. It was a really good reason to spend healing time together, sharing our musical histories, all poetically punctuated by the fact that I was seven months pregnant when we recorded. I knew that from my post at the mixing desk and the mic, this music was being heard in the womb, and so the song selection was really importantwe didnt want this album to sound corny, we wanted it to sound like the connective tissue between three generations.
The songs had to Jack Palmer, who is 72 and sings choral music regularly for the National Cathedral in Washington DC, says I believe nothing is more powerful than love, and that nothing expresses it better than singing. It was one of Amandas songs that began healing our fractured relationship. Years later, I hope the love that went into this project will perhaps touch listeners in the same way.
During their performance at Basilica Hudson, Jack & Amanda will play selections from their album, and it is rumoured that they may bring other family members onto the stage.
Opening for Jack & Amanda Palmer is Thor & Friends, founded in the autumn of 2015 by Thor Harris after five years of touring as the percussionist of iconic avant-rock ensemble Swans (heroes of Basilica SoundScape 2014). Thor & Friends debut LP will be out on LM Dupli-cation in autumn 2016. Basilica Hudson is pleased to welcome Thors talents back to our space.
Please note: tickets are final sale.
Basilica Hudson (View)
110 S. Front Street
Hudson, NY 12534
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