Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jenny Dalton Announces Second Annual Multi-Media Show





Though Minneapolis-based pianist/singer-songwriter Jenny Dalton may be compared to many other artists—Little Earthquakes-era Tori Amos is one; Kate Bush is another—the redheaded friend of the Twin Cities need not worry about being labeled as derivative. Even if she were, all she would need to rebut such claims would be point to her own visual creativity, as well as her penchant for re-arrangements. Last year, Dalton showcased her talent for images and sonic pastiches at the Bryant Lake Bowl by debuting several videos and remixes of tracks from her debut record Fleur De Lily. That re-mix album, Carbon Lily, was released later in 2007. Check out some of the handiwork:



But, in order to debut some of the material, as well as to flesh out her more well-established songs, Dalton put together a multi-media event with a 7-piece band.

The event was such a success that Dalton is doing it all again. And, like last year, this year’s multi-media extravaganza will surely enrapt the audience. Check this out, via Dalton herself:

This year's multimedia show will feature the Best of the 48-Hour Film Festival, and Dalton will be joined on stage with former Cloud Cult members Dan Greenwood on drums, Mara Stemm on bass, and Deborah Copperud on cello as well as by folk heroine Eliza Blue on violin and back-up vocals. The 2-hour performance will be accompanied by artist El Perdido's live illustrations and other surprises...


Other surprises? But what, who, could that be? Yup, you guessed it. Frank Stallone.

In all seriousness, the barebones details sound quite enticing. So set your calendar aside for July 24th, because that’s when it all goes down. Tix are $8 for an all-ages show. Doors are at six, and the two-hour performance begins at 7. Buy advance tickets here.

In other Dalton news, Ms. Jenny has released the latest episode of her podcast, which you can listen to here. here

Check out another video of Dalton in action. From last year's BSB show, she's performing her song "Awake".



Jenny Dalton MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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