Following a phenomenal performance with Hanz Araki in October, singer-songwriter Kathryn Claire will return to the Hoffman Center on Friday, January 6th for a solo show. Kathryn will be playing from her latest solo release Morning Comes Too Soon. Admission is $7.
Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving inﬂuence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Kathryn released her third solo album, Morning Comes Too Soon, in April 2011. It features Jeff Baxter on piano, Jules Holbrook on bass and Scott McPherson on drums with guest performances by Hanz Araki, Ezra Holbrook, Andrew Lorish, Matthew Hayward-Macdonald and Skip Von Kuske.
The album was recorded in an intense few days at the Secret Society in Portland, Oregon (with engineer Jordan Leff and co-producer Andrew Lorish) and has a very live, dynamic quality. Explored in the 10 tracks are themes of transition, loss and discovery. The songs retain the narrative and personal quality that she is known for while allowing a more mature sound to develop around them.
“Claire’s tunes bridge a personal presence with traditional folk style, and solid contemporary acoustic guitar. Lyrical melodies, and a heart-full folk soprano reminiscent of Baez” – HipFish