An Evening With:
Mary Fahl (former lead singer of October Project)
Saturday, March 25
Sounding like no other singer of her generation (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records; her wonderful, original studio album "The Other Side of Time" on Sony Odyssey; and her acclaimed album Love and Gravity. She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (Going Home) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. Now Mary returns with her album Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, a collection of twenty-three tracks recorded live at one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters and winner of the Indie Acoustic Award for multi-genre Album of the Year. The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing around the country. Fahls elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking mans folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms. Her upcoming performance will include Exiles, a song written for Anne Rices new audiobook The Wolves of Midwinter, a stunning cover of the Joni Mitchell classic Both Sides Now, and many October Project favorites.