03/22, Fri 8:30 ~ "SPERO PLAYS NYRO" by The Christine Spero Group ~ $20 +$2 processing
Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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Friday Mar 22, 2013 8:30 PM - Friday Mar 22, 2013 11:00 PM | $22.00


03/22, Fri 8:30 ~ "SPERO PLAYS NYRO" by The Christine Spero Group ~ $20 +$2 processing
"SPERO PLAYS NYRO" by The Christine Spero Group:

Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter/pianist -- one of the first. Her groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock and jazz; and she was one of the most covered artists in the 1960s and 1970s (Eli's Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Sweet Blindness). Her tragically premature passing in 1997 shocked her fans. Finally, in 2012 she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

In their new show, "Spero Plays Nyro," The Christine Spero Group will bring their own kind of power to Laura Nyro's music. Their arrangements with improvisation mixed with Laura's original arrangements have preserved the integrity of her music. Christine Spero has loved Laura's music from a young age when she was given "Eli and the Thirteenth Confession" by a radio DJ friend. She was inspired by it to be bold in writing, singing and playing piano. Christine was the winner of the USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz Category with her song, He Wasn't Always That Way. She was also a finalist with Caribbean Nights, a festive tropical celebration that typifies the joyful exotica that drives her second recording, My Spanish Dream, a rich Brazilian/Latin/world fusion offering that dances blithely between pop and jazz. The project was produced by Elliot Spero. Diverse and daring, it highlights Spero's love for lush vocal harmonies.

Christine recorded her first songs and some by Neil Sedaka with Don Kirschner on RCA as a teen. Her music is now listened to around the world. Joining Christine will be saxophonist/percussionist Elliot Spero, bassist Scott Petito and drummer Peter O'Brien. The group will also be performing some of Christine's compositions.

Their new CD, "Spero Plays Nyro" will be released this summer. Look for them on June 7th at the 9th Annual Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mt.

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* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible (see membership benefits).
* Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests.
* The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats.
* "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties.
* Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience:
  Party of 2: One hour before show time
  Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time
  Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time.
* $2 handling & processing charge per ticket.
* All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Towne Crier Cafe (View)
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
United States


Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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