How fabulous to play the Sidewalk Cafe in NYC last night for the first time, especially when accompanied by Joan Chew and Graig Janssen—extraordinary musicians and human beings! We did some of my older tunes, such as "Madame Olenska" and "Time," as well as some brand-new ones, such as "Last Hurrah" and "Unrequited Love," along with "Angel Tattooed Ballerina," which I'm in the process of recording to release as a digital single, and the Prince song "Kiss" (a fun departure for me). Sidewalk's "alumnae" include Regina Spektor (check out the link for her funny story about wrangling a gig at the venue years ago) and the iconoclastic wonder Nellie McKay.
Many thanks to all who came out, with special gratitude to my husband Robert Rosen (and Joan for the use of her camera) and Susan Rasco for documenting the event. Thanks also to the Sidewalk, especially to Mark (sound person) and Somer (booking person)—and to Mary P. Fox for the dress!
Joan, me, Graig, and our video selves! Photo by Susan Rasco.
Singing "Madame Olenska." Photo by Susan Rasco.
With Susan after the show. Photo by Laura Bell.