Elaine St. George Comes to the Iridium Tomorrow, 7/27
ScoBar Entertainment will present ELAINE St. GEORGE for two shows on Sunday, July 27th at 8 & 10pm at the Iridium. She will be accompanied by Musical Director Ross Patterson, with Adam Armstrong on bass & Karen Waltuch on viola.
From her cabaret debut All I Need is the Girl (1997), Elaine St. George has approached songwriters like Ray Charles & Joni Mitchell with the playful subversion of an iconoclast. As Roy Sander noted in BistroAwards.com, "She approaches each song with a distinctive point of view."
Her ability to see things differently & take songs to unexpected places may have contributed to her winning a prestigious MAC Award in 2013. Her remarkable voice - Time Out New York described her as having "gorgeous, shimmery notes" - won her a 2014 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist.
Backed by some of the best jazz musicians in the business, St. George combines consummate musicality with an ability to get right to the heart of a lyric, producing a unique emotional experience for her audience.
Steven Benjamin "Steve" Goodman (July 25, 1948 - September 20, 1984) was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. A prolific writer, Goodman is best known for penning "City of New Orleans," a song made popular by both Arlo Guthrie & Willie Nelson, for which Goodman won his first Grammy Award, posthumously in 1985, with a second Grammy awarded to him in 1988 for Unfinished Business. Today, the Chicago Cubs baseball team plays "Go, Cubs, Go" at the conclusion of every home game win, a song Goodman wrote for his beloved team.
DATE: Sunday, July 27th @ 8 & 10pm
PLACE: Iridium NYC ~ 1650 Broadway @ 51st St.
PRICE: $25 music charge/$15 food/drink minimum