Win Tickets ($105): Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love Forever Tour @ Revolution Hall | Singer/Songwriter, Jazz

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love Forever Tour @ Revolution Hall on October 9, 2021. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 4.



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From our sponsors:
Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love Forever Tour
October 9, 2021
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $52.50 | 21+
More info: event.etix.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

 *Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. FREE onsite testing available – Details here*

Maybe I got a lot to learn
 Time can slip away
 Sometimes you got to lose it all
 Before you find your way…

— “Don’t Wait Too Long”

Every great musical project starts with a feeling that it’s time.

So it was, in 2004, for Madeleine Peyroux: “when I got around to making Careless Love it had been a good eight years since my first album.” Eight years—forever in the music world. Not long After Dreamland dropped in ’96, she had disappeared from the touring scene as well. Where had she been? What had she been doing, and why?

I was traveling a lot across America, rediscovering the country and re-identifying as an American. I was born here in the States but moved with my mother to live in Paris when I was young. I met family I never met before. I caught up on what was happening with the music here. It was all a culture shock for me. When I came back to New York to make that first album I was like a deer in the headlights. It was my first time in a studio, my first time back in America. Then 9/11 happened. Then George W. got re-elected. It was like the world was going crazy. After Dreamland I had signed with Sony and I was trying to make my second record. I was broke and I didn’t know what I was going to do next.

Self-reflection and spiritual sensitivity are assets to any musician in the process of starting a career, of establishing one’s musical identity and direction. They don’t, however, necessarily lock into the typical velocity of career-building. There were other things Peyroux had to handle. She underwent surgery on her vocal cords. She healed and worked with a vocal coach. As the ‘90s gave way to the first years of a new century, she continued to question the how and, significantly, the why of what she was doing. (Her choice of the Dylan Thomas quote below, from his 1946 poem “In my Craft and Sullen Art,” helps explain her creative motivation.)

“I put a lot of thought into what my career means,” Peyroux says, “what making a record and the follow-up tour represents—the kind of music I wanted to do and the amount of work that is involved.”

By 2004, Peyroux had found the answers to her questions. She signed to Rounder Records. Her distinctively updated blend of swing-era jazz, country blues, gospel, and other acoustic forms made sense on a label with a reputation for standing by singular artists dealing in, or drawing inspiration from roots Americana. It was a good fit from the start, and would lead to a run of three career-defining albums. It also led Peyroux to work with Larry Klein, a bassist whose experience covered a wide stylistic range, from rock and R&B to jazz. He had played with Bob Dylan and Herbie Hancock. By the 2000s, he had a reputation as producer of genre-straddling vocalists like Joni Mitchell, Holly Cole, and Shawn Colvin.

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28 Comments

  1. Krista Basis on September 9, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    She’s a gem of an artist!

  2. Ellie on September 9, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Gosh – what a treat this will be! Hopefully for me!

  3. Carol Trekas on September 9, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    We got married on Labor Day and this would awesome because its a love tour. We need to celebrate our new love. Thanks.

  4. Pamela on September 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Would love to see her live, finally!!

  5. Lita on September 9, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Because she’s amazing and wow!!

  6. Molli Taylor on September 11, 2021 at 10:46 am

    this would be so amazing to see!

  7. Jim on September 12, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Peyroux deserves a wider audience. She is such a talent.

  8. Doug meyer on September 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    She is incredible glad she is coming to Pdx.

  9. Mary Maeve Barrett on September 13, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    would be stoked to get these tickets! it’ll be a great show!

  10. Dannette Cara on September 14, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    This would be an amazing opportunity to see her live!! I sure hope I am able to see her.

  11. Jenny on September 14, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I remember playing one of her songs at my 2000 wedding. Such a talent! Would love to attend!

  12. Kyle Elizabeth Jones on September 16, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    This looks like a great event. I would love to win tickets to this one – Thanks!

  13. Cassidy Johnston on September 16, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve never seen jazz live and would love to see her!

  14. YB on September 16, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    OMG I love her! I’d love to go!

  15. Cath on September 16, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve been a fan for a long time!

  16. Cory on September 16, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Jazz is dead

  17. Roget on September 17, 2021 at 8:26 am

    It’s NOT my birthday but can I still get the tickets😂?

  18. Nicholas on September 18, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Love her voice!

  19. Robert Gronotte on September 19, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Just gave her a listen, she sounds great and I’ve heard Revolution Hall is a nice place to see a show.

  20. Gillian Leslie on September 20, 2021 at 9:26 am

    I have listened to her for the past several years and have fond memories of her music, would love to share the experience of seeing her with my boyfriend who is starting a masters program to be a French teacher this month

  21. Jenn S. on September 21, 2021 at 10:32 am

    I’d love to take my mom to this concert for her birthday– thanks!!

  22. Andrea Bean on September 21, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Seeing her would be so very healing for me at this time!

  23. Garth Elsdon on September 21, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Nothing like jazz to help one to get back into going out.

  24. Steph on September 21, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    i mean, why WOULDN”T i want to attend?? she’s unique, talented, beautiful & her songs cause weakness in my knees!!

  25. Ben on September 21, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Seems like an appropriate date after my new engagement😊

  26. Carol on September 21, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Jazz is my favorite of course.

  27. Heather Roberts on September 21, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Careless love.. forever! Sounds like alot of drama, meaningless one nighters and STDs, LoL

  28. Myki on September 23, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Madeleine Peyroux has had to struggle and has made a
    great name for herself and has earned her way to where
    she is today and it would be great to be in the audience
    listening to what she has accomplished.

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