TORY SILVER / SAVOIR FAIRE / KAITI JONES
$8 advance / $10 at the door
8:00 doors / 8:30 show
Three fantastic singer songwriters bring each of their individual and unique gifts to the Lizard tonight for a fantastic night of song!
JAZZ NOIR WITH A ROCK'N'ROLL TWIST
With lyrics to contemplate, guitar riffs to empower, and a vintage heart, Savoir Faire is singer and guitarist Sarah Fard's musical endeavor. Her music is armed with a love for nostalgia and a drive for social change. Savoir Faire's vocals evoke the stylings of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, while at the same time echoing contemporary singer songwriters such as Fiona Apple. Her guitar playing serves the role of both a textural background of smooth jazz chords, and a leading force of memorable melodies with grit. Whether taking in a solo performance, or a set backed by a full band, Savoir Faire has been said to transport audiences to the likes of a jazz cafe in France in the early 1900s. Lyrically, Savoir Faire brings to the table ideas that are most important to her. Her passion for education, equality, and empowerment are also evident outside of her music: Sarah Fard is a Boston area educator who is an active advocate for equal representation in the music industry, as well as equal access to music education for all. She created the website The Evolving Guitarist, to aid both teachers and students in differentiating guitar instruction, and works with the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs in various capacities. Sarah also started the "A Guitarist Is" series via social media platforms, in an effort to diversify the definition of the guitar hero. Through these efforts, Sarah actively seeks to take action towards many of the social issues that Savoir Faire addresses in song.
Tory Silver is a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio, currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired largely by bossa nova, folk, and rock music, Tory uses these influences to create a fresh sound with a distinct punch. Notably known for her interesting chord progressions and warm voice, Silver uses her music not only as an outlet lyrically, but as an opportunity to create something captivating on the guitar. Studying the guitar for the last decade, Torys music is crafted with detail in mind. Silver released her first full length album, Observere, May 30, 2017.
Since Jones was three, she has wielded a musical instrument. Jones mastered the viola in high school and dabbled on piano, french horn, and cello growing up. But it wasnt until age 13, when Jones finally picked up a guitar, that she began making music on her own terms. Its an electric guitar that Jones started writing on. She created distorted lo-fi rock songs with blaring power chords an appropriate cure for teenage angst, or middle-school confusion. By the end of high school Jones had fallen into folk, more or less abandoning her rock roots.In 2009, Jones recorded her first EP, Arise Child. Its a dark, dreamy mix illustrating Jones ability to pull one into a story through lyrics heavily devoted to the deep regard she has for human connection. At the time, she was studying creative writing at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. There, she developed her songwriting through crafting personal essays and making music in various studios scattered across the city.Jones next EP, Growing Things, came out four years later in 2013. The production value increased and her style became more distinct. The songs are tighter, simpler, and emphasize characteristics of some of Jones favorite writers: Flannery OConnors visceral stories of hardship, faith, doubt, and praise; the way Wendell Berry connects human lives and the earth; and the sense of wonder and beauty found in the words of Madeleine LEngle. Her songwriting echoes the traditions of Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, and Bob Dylan people who, as Jones likes to say, know how to tell a story. The themes entwined in these artists works find their way into Jones music, where pain, love, and hope exist along a dusty windblown plane somewhere deep within.On November 26th, 2017 another four years later Jones filled an intimate subterranean music venue with over one hundred people she knows and cares for, the very people who live at the roots of her songs. This was Jones first time headlining Club Passim (she sold it out nearly a month before the show), a legendary folk spot located down the street from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her first full-length record, VOWS, dropped only a few days earlier and copies of it rested on the table in the front hall.Jones vows are genuine. They live in her music, her deeply personal lyricism, and the commitment she has made to her community. The album itself took on another level of professionalism, showcasing the immense growth Jones has made as a songwriter, composer, producer and musician over the past eight years. For this project she was sought out by Golden Bear Records, an indie label in Des Moines, Iowa. Over two weeks in the studio in June, Jones and the folks at GBR made VOWS come to life. Now, go to the stereo in search of yourselves. In Jones words, may you feel better, richer, fuller than before."
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
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