Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Come to The Sheen Center

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Come to The Sheen Center

Launching the new live music series Back On Bleecker Street: Music For Social Change,Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche bring their latest collaboration, "Mud and Apples," to the stage of The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater. The album is a mix of original songs and covers of much-loved music by icons such as Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks. The concert includes a discussion with Suzzy and Lucy hosted by Dennis Elsas of WFUV Radio.

Subsequent live music events in the Sheen Center's Back On Bleecker Street series include the legendary Greenwich Village folk musician Tom Paxton with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter duo The DonJuans on Friday, February 23, and Grammy Award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet Dom Flemons and singer-songwriter Victory Boyd, who was just signed by Jay Z, on Saturday, April 21.

SUZZY ROCHE enjoys singing on the road with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche (lucywainwrightroche.com) Lucy & Suzzy recorded their first CD Fairytale and Myth which won the popular vote for best singer/songwriter album of the year for the Independent Music Awards 2014. Suzzy and Lucy have just released their second recording Mud & Apples in 2016.

Both recordings are available at www.suzzyroche.com as well as itunes.Suzzy is also currently performing with The Wooster Group (thewoostergroup.org) in: Early Shaker Spirituals ~ a record album interpretation ~ Cry Trojans! ~ based on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and The Room by Harold Pinter.Suzzy is a founding member of the singing group The Roches. She has written two books; a novel Wayward Saints, and a children's book Want To Be in a Band?In addition to recording numerous albums with The Roches, Suzzy has recorded two solo albums, and an unusual collection of musical prayers, Zero Church (with Maggie Roche), which was developed at the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University. Suzzy has taught performance at NYU graduate and undergraduate schools and at Princeton University in the Atelier Program.

Singer/songwriter LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (the Roches) and half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, was born and raised in New York City. Lucy spent her formative years traveling with and amongst her large musical family. After high school, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, earned a Master's degree in education at Bank Street College of Education in Manhattan, and eventually began teaching second and third grade. In 2005 and 2006, she joined brother Rufus on tour to sing backup, and by 2007 had ditched the classroom for good and released an eight song, debut CD. Tours followed with the likes of Dar Williams, Neko Case, and Amos Lee, and critics began mentioning her in the same breath as Joni Mitchell and Wainwright Roche's first, full-length recording, Lucy, arrived in 2010. Since then, she has released There's a Last Time for Everything (2013), Fairy Tale and Myth (2013) with her mother Suzzy Roche, Songs in the Dark (2015) by The Wainwright Sisters, and Mud & Apples (2016) with Suzzy Roche.

THE SHEEN CENTER FOR THOUGHT & CULTURE is a forum to showcase works highlighting the true, the good, and the beautiful. Located downtown on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center is a vibrant new arts organization that focuses on theater, music, film, and talk. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, the state-of-the-art complex encompasses the 270-seat Loreto Theatre, equipped with five-camera high-definition live-stream capability and a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat Black Box Theatre; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery. It was named after the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best known for his popular, inspirational radio and TV ministry in the 1950s and 60s.


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