Saturday, March 15, 2003

on the same program with

Anne Heaton

ANNE HEATON nne Heaton is all about layers. Her first full studio album, Black Notebook, shimmers and shines with them: layers of simple intricacies, and of complex spareness.

ssentially speaking, Anne Heaton has been lauded by critics as "a keen observer of human nature" with "an uncanny ability to so succinctly and unpretentiously say what she has to say in her diary-like lyrics." She's been praised as "sweetly nostaligic without being overly sentimental and powerful without being melodramatic."

erhaps Heaton's simple, yet layered style is best summed up by Laney Goodman, "Anne Heaton is a brilliant composer and lyricist ... she also has a voice that is intimate and a piano style unlike anything that you have heard. Her songs reach deep and touch your memories like a sea breeze before the storm, then bring you back safely to shore."

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and on the same program

The Tone

s a familiar figure on the local scene, singer-songwriter The Tone has been honing his song craft over the years, transforming himself in the process. His songs have run the gamut from his early, intense anthems, to his more recent thoughtful and elegant compositions, reflecting his poetic vision.

he Tone often writes about relationships, how two people experience both joy and heartaches as they strive to understand the mysteries and vagaries of life.

he Tone's strong voice is often evocative of mid-period Eric Anderson, which he supports with energetic and solid guitar work. He has also been stretching his artisitic boundaries by performing solo, and with other musicians.

e were lucky to have this powerful and intriguing songwriter in his Hard Luck debut.

Our open mike tonight featured solo performances by:

  • Lora Kendall
  • Bill Lauter
  • Pat O'Rourke
  • Karren Doukas
  • Alan Michaelson
  • Shannon Pearce
  • Ed Wernersbach
  • Linda Sussman
  • Kenny Baum
  • James O'Malley
  • If you weren't here tonight, you missed yet another of the very best programs of the year ...