Zoë Lewis & Lois Morton – Funny Folk
Series: 1st Saturday Concerts
Zoë Lewis is a band in a body! She plays jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international folk, and funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons. Originally from England and now residing in Provincetown, MA, she’s a troubadour-vaudevillian-storyteller-singer-songwriter-piece of work, who describes her blend of music as worldbeat-vaudeville. She’s been a co-winner of the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Troubadour award, a Kerrville New Folk winner, and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival audience favorite. Her music is upbeat, amusing and perfect for all ages. While at once settling listeners off balance with her quirky spin on things, she sneaks in simple, potent messages, leaving audiences worn out and inspired. (www.zoelewis.com)
“Part Huck Finn, part Julie Andrews, Zoë Lewis is a musical enigma” – InNewsweekly (MA)
“She merges vaudeville with singer-songwriter. If you want entertainment embellished with subtle enlightenment, sparklingly delivered, Lewis is tremendous.” – SingOut
“A true artist. This British transplant is blessed with the uncanny ability to uncover the extraordinary beauty in the seemingly ordinary.” – Bay Windows (MA)
Lois Morton has been delighting audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area for several years with her abundant charm and humorous songs of social commentary on such subjects as cellphones, clutter, diets, psychotherapy, and road rage. Reinventing herself in retirement, the Huntington resident has gone from being an educator and therapist to a singer-songwriter with a rapier wit and a surprisingly contemporary approach. Her show As I See It (also the title of her debut CD) highlights Lois’ original, often hilarious songs which encourage us to laugh at ourselves. At this concert, she celebrates the release of her second album, 20th Century Girl that features 16 of her original songs. (www.loismorton.com)
“Don’t be deceived – underneath Lois Morton’s sweet grandmotherly demeanor lurks a wickedly clever songwriter. The legacy of Tom Lehrer lives in Lois.”
– John Platt, host of Sunday Breakfast on WFUV
“For any concertgoer who loves intricate wordplay, Lois is a lodestone discovery. Truly a gem” – Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live! in New York City and Beyond
“Lois Morton is an incredible singer-songwriter and conveyer of songs that strike at the heart of modern society. Her songs, both humorous and serious, are relevant and pertinent. She is hip to today’s world and must be heard!!! – Jon Stein, host of Hootenanny Café on WTBQ-FM in Warwick, NY
“She’s a plucky, sassy songwriter who writes laugh-out-loud funny material that sparkles with the glow of truth. She can unspool a dense swath of words at a quick clip that would make Gilbert and Sullivan smile with approval and maybe even envy… She zeroes in on observations, situations and irritations that modern life surrounds and confounds us with, but articulates the feelings and pops the balloons of pretentiousness with the sharpest of pins”
Rob Lester, writer – Cabaret Scenes – Nightlife Exchange Pick of the Week
Location: The Congregational Church of Huntington
First Saturday Concerts are held at the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport (at the Eastern border of Huntington, off Route 25A).
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