RACHAEL & VILRAY
Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price joins Vilray Blair Bolles for an evening of intimate jazz configurations celebrating an era rooted in songs for theatre and films. Their music
Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price joins Vilray Blair Bolles for an evening of intimate jazz configurations celebrating an era rooted in songs for theatre and films. Their music is inspired by a pantheon of jazz giants and the duo is joined by players steeped in the traditional jazz scene.
On sale to the public September 29.
“Eleven of these songs are my own, and I’ll say a bit about the thrill of writing in this style. I love stories told by characters. The era’s repertoire is rooted in songs for theater and films, so a lot are written in the first person and from the perspective of a dramatis persona, rather than reflecting an omniscient narrator or the writer themself. I also love how the music of language is explored in this idiom. Three-in-one singer-lyricist-composers of the time — like Johnny Mercer or Peggy Lee — made clever use of slant rhymes and dense consonant combinations to propel the rhythm of their music. Their songs “ac-cent-tchu-ate” the chaotic and amusing ways that syllables run together, and how the mouth dances to put them across. Like Johnny and Peg, I love to write songs about feelings that feel good to sing.” – Vilray Blair Bolles
*Donors of $500 or more to the 2024 Strings Annual Fund are granted early ticket access.
(Saturday) 7:00 pm
Strings Music Pavilion
950 Strings Road
Starts at $35
Strings Music Pavilion950 Strings Road