Award-winning British songstress Barb Jungr is renowned for her vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements. Barb's latest musical exploration, Shelter From The Storm, is a masterful take on healing songs arranged with the help of legendary jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood. Experience Leonard Cohen's "Sisters of Mercy," Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" and David Bowie's "Life on Mars" through Barb Jungr's provocative musical lens. It doesn't take long to fall captive... [see more] to Jungr's cheeky British humor and charisma brilliantly paired with the conceptual weight and lyrical depth of her song selections. Jungr and Hobgood are joined by bassist Michael Olatuja (Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan) and percussionist Wilson Torres (In The Heights,The New York Philharmonic). Track List:Shelter From The StormVenus RisingStars Lazy but ShiningSomething's ComingSisters of MercyAll Along The WatchtowerLife on MarsWoodstock
THE KATE is a new national music series with artistic cred and a bit of edge, infused with the essence of the unabashed, spirited Katharine Hepburn. The headline-heavy first season features artists who follow the Hepburnian philosophy that "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. " Ann Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones, and former Saturday Night Livestar Ana Gasteyer, are all breaking new ground in their already-established careers during THE KATE performances. These artists are iconoclasts, and their performances capture a particular feeling, an artistic vibe located just outside of the mainstream: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ann Wilson pushes her Heart aside and sings the blues; Rickie Lee Jones speaks openly about growing older in the music world; Gasteyer takes a turn as a sassy singer, weaving in comedic moments throughout. The intimacy of the venue means that THE KATE performers have a risky closeness to their material--and their audience. British song interpreter Barb Jungr and Broadway star Jarrod Spector round out the season, with the final artist to be announced soon. Insightful interviews with the performers open each episode, taped live at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, an intimate 250-seat venue in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.