From her modest beginnings as a shy acoustic folkie on the local coffeehouse stage, Jill Barber’s recent career has been reaching starry heights. With the release of her fourth album Mischievous Moon, a stunning concoction that features Barber’s unmistakable contralto backed by sweeping strings and dramatic orchestration, her evolution to confident chanteuse is complete. Inspired by the great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Barber reached for a place on the international stage with the release of her last record, 2008’s Chances. It was a turning point in her career, says Barber. “I think it’s important to experiment and try on a number of musical hats to a point, but eventually you have figure out what your own contribution is going to be. When I finished writing and recording Chances, something clicked.” Jill Barber will be bringing her bi-lingual (English & French) act to the Joe’s Pub stage on April 18th.
Added by Aarti B. Patel on March 22, 2012