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Thursday, March 13 • 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Pyeng Threadgill

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Pyeng Threadgill received widespread critical acclaim for her 2004 debut album,"Sweet Home: The Songs of Robert Johnson". "Countless artists have recorded Johnson's songs", said the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004, "..but none has rendered them quite like Threadgill." On the heels of this impressive introduction, her latest effort, Of The Air faces up to a tall order. "Sweet Home" was named one of the best debut albums of 2004 by the San Diego Union Tribune and C. Michael Bailey in his review for All About Jazz said, "this very well may be the best recording of 2004 to come my way". Pyeng, however, is confident that her penchant for simultaneously reaching forward and back will once again achieve her goal to incorporate music of the past with contemporary music: African American traditionals/spirituals, the avant garde and her own modern alternative experience in punk, R&B and soul. "Of The Air" (the meaning of 'Pyeng', as assigned by her mother) delivers the same risk-taking, soulful, transcendent qualities of "Sweet Home". "An artist with a point of view and the chops to bring it to life" (onefinalnote.com), Pyeng Threadgill is a name that's hard to forget and an artist who produces music for the ages.
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Thursday March 13, 2008 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Elephant Room 315 Congress Ave

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