Sunday, March 18, 7:30PM
Doors open at 6:30PM
$20 members, $22 non-member
“…the Roche sisters collectively make such a perfect team because they are, individually, so distinct – both from one another and from the rest of the world.”
- Rolling Stone
Suzzy and Maggie Roche have been singing together for most of their lives. Together with sister, Terre, they formed The Roches and recorded ten albums, performed all over the US and Europe for over twenty years.Their debut The Roches was named album of the year by The New York Times. They were hailed as the Best Vocal Group by the New York Music Awards. Will You Be My Friend a recording of songs for children of all ages was given The Parent\’s Choice Gold Award and their Christmas recording We Three Kings has become a classic.
They have recorded and written music for movies and TV… including their own episode of Steven Spielberg\’s Tiny Toon\’s and the score for Crossing Delancey which included a cameo role for Suzzy. They performed and recorded with Philip Glass, Paul Simon and The Indigo Girls just to name a few.
Suzzy has recorded two solo cds released on Red House Records, Holy Smokes and Songs from an Unmarried Housewife & Mother, Greenwich Village USA which was named Album Of the Week by the New York Times.
Suzzy has also performed with the infamous Wooster Group throughout Europe and in New York City.
In 2001 Maggie & Suzzy released Zero Church an unusual collection of prayers. Zero Church is the result of work they began at The Institute On The Arts & Civic Dialogue, at Harvard University. Zero Church is a collection of prayers gathered from the Boston area which the sisters set to music.
Suzzy and Maggie\’s latest release Why The Long Face is a seamless combination of their collaborations with other writers and their own unique style of songwriting. It is an exploration of the ever thinning line between opposites. Their voices in close, exquisite harmony are featured on this collection, lulling the listener without holding back content.
Their show as a duo is a thoughtful musical journey which features their original style and includes songs from thirty years of writing and performing. The simple clear presentation lends itself to an intimate, personal visit with the two sisters, funny and moving: filled with ideas, heart and soul.
She has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patti Griffin by NPR. Lucy Wainwright Roche was born in NYC into an influential musical family. She rebelled against the family business by teaching elementary school for several years before getting involved in music. Since 2007, Lucy has released two EPs and a studio album entitled Lucy (2010), toured the U.S., Canada and Europe, and has performed with a number of musicians including the Indigo Girls, Neko Case, and Over the Rhine. Lucy is known for her crystal clear voice and straightforward, funny stage presence. When she’s not on tour, Lucy now lives in Brooklyn, NY.