We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cry Cry Cry @ Aladdin Theater on April 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 9.
From our sponsors:
Cry Cry Cry – Dar Williams / Lucy Kaplansky / Richard Shindell
April 14, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 adv / $40 dos | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202
When three of our finest singer/songwriters join together in a musical ménage à trois, the least they could do is sing their own material. Yet Richard Shindell, Dar Williams, and Lucy Kaplansky have pulled off a perfect, perverse triumph on Cry Cry Cry, a tribute to fellow tunesmiths from Robert Earl Keen to Greg Brown to Julie Miller. Though the disc begins with a bona fide chart buster, R.E.M.’s “Fall on Me” (with ringing guitars and astonishingly audible lyrics no less), most of the cuts come from such unsung artists as James Keelaghan (a dark, brilliant ballad inspired by Norman MacLean’s Young Men and Fire) and Jim Armenti. All three members of this folk music dream team are in excellent voice, alternating ensemble pieces with honed call-and-response. Yet these polished, hush-inducing performances never lose their edge and urgency–this is really what they mean by harmonic convergence. –Kerry Fried