Britain's Gwyneth Herbert in the United States

Gwyneth Herbert, whose sublime version of Neil Young’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart appeared on the soundtrack to 2009 Rom-Com smash Leap Year has been hailed as a priceless talent. A quirky, original singer-songwriter, inspired as much by Janis Ian and Joni Mitchell, as by Billie Holliday or Nina Simone. Her latest collection, All The Ghosts (on boutique British label Naim Edge) features ten terrific songs, which speak to you directly, without forethought for genre or category. In their melodic immediacy and observational characterization, you might hear the Lennon-McCartney of ‘Sgt Pepper’, or the Ray Davies of ‘Lola’, rather than any jazz stereotype.

Expect witty, captivating vignettes populated by a living, breathing cast of beaten-down dreamers, jaded city-dwellers, and women in a quandary. She appears here on piano and ukulele with support from regular guitar partner Al Cherry and double-bassist Sam Burgess.

One of the UK’s finest and most original singer-songwriters plays three shows in support of All The Ghosts, her critically acclaimed new album. Released in the US on June 8th on Naim Edge (via Allegro)

Thursday 17th June The Living Room http://www.livingroomny.com/ Ludlow Street, New York, USA 10002

Friday 18th June Rochester Jazz Festival http://www.rochesterjazz.com/, Christ Church http://www.christchurchrochester.org/music/ - Made In The UK Series, 141 East Ave, Rochester, New York, USA

Saturday 19th  Rochester Jazz Festival http://www.rochesterjazz.com/, Max of Eastman Place, http://www.maxrochester.net/eastman-place/ 387 East Main St, Rochester, New York NY 14604

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