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Event Series Event Series: Tarrytown Music Hall Performances

Madison Cunningham & Juana Molina – Not That Similar Tour

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$41 – $54
This is a promotional montage for Madison Cunningham and Juana Molina at Tarrytown Music Hall.

An incredible evening at Tarrytown Music Hall with two critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, each performing their own solo set!

Madison Cunningham is a 26-year-old GRAMMY award-winning artist and songwriter known for her “wonderfully tangled imagery and cutting self-awareness” (NPR). As a guitarist, Madison has pushed the boundaries of a conventional singer-songwriter as her “guitar work is both classic and wildly emotive, and her soaring vocals are pristine and inspired” (Consequence).

Madison first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. In her teenage years, she met Tyler Chester who would later go on to be a close collaborator and producer of several of Madison’s projects including Who Are You Now (2019) which Atwood Magazine described as “a guitar-driven record, full of twisting, meticulously arranged parts and interlocking melodies. It’s almost labyrinthine; you could get lost in her swirling words.”

Cunningham’s latest effort, Revealer, won the GRAMMY for ‘Best Folk Album.’ Revealer finds her working once again with producer Tyler Chester along with Mike Elizondo and Tucker Martine. Written and recorded over all states of the pandemic, Madison says, “To me, Revealer is the binding theme of the album. The hand that slowly chips away at the mirror in which you see yourself and the world and replaces it with the reflection that is most true.” The album is “full of intricate musicianship, alongside forthright observations” (All Music), intimations and hard truths—a self-portrait of a young artist who is full of doubt and uncertainty yet bursting with exciting ideas about music and life.

A master of mysterious experimental pop, Juana Molina is recognized as one of the most original and visionary artists around. Her career trajectory has been a unique one, from her initial success as a massively popular comedic actress in her native Argentina, to the abandonment of her television career in 1996 and her decision to devote herself to forging her own, inimitable style of music, which gained her worldwide recognition as a critically-lauded recording and touring artist.

Like so many other 20-somethings, Juana’s career aspirations were “to earn a good salary for working just a few hours”, in order to keep free time to develop her musicianship. She knew she had a gift for doing impressions, and went to pass an audition for a TV program. She got hired on the spot. Her popularity rose meteorically and, three years later, she had her own comedy show, Juana y sus hermanas for which she invented and impersonated a series of hilariously stereotyped characters. The show was a great success, it was syndicated throughout South America and, within just a few years, Juana had become the most popular comedian in Argentina.

After cancelling her television show in 1994, Molina launched her musical career. In the face of much skepticism, Molina debuted in 1996 with Rara, which to fans of her comedy career seemed like just another celebrity vanity project. In spite of its high quality and originality, fans and critics in Argentina seemed unwilling to support her new career and she subsequently moved to Los Angeles. Honing her craft in a more supportive climate, she began experimenting with electronics, loops, and production, recording the tracks that would eventually make up her second album, Segundo.

Despite these initial difficulties, Juana held out and stuck to her decision. Her passion and commitment to music prevailed, and worldwide recognition began to grow. After the release of her second and 3rd album (which came out on Domino Records, as did the next two), she quickly became the darling of the international indie/electronic/folk scene, and praise began pouring in from admirers in all corners. Tres Cosas was placed in the Top Ten Records of 2004 by The New York Times, she was championed by the likes of David Byrne and Will Oldham, and her music — which, although it features elements of folk, ambient and electronica, is highly unique and personal— was often lazily compared by critics to that of Björk or Beth Orton. But, as The New York Times put it, “Ms Molina doesn’t imitate anyone. She has too much fun just being herself .”

Juana Molina has toured extensively in the US, Europe, and Japan (where’s she’s recently did live trio collaborations with Terry Riley and Jeff Mills). Her concert performances combine live loops, effects created on-the-fly and her deft acoustic guitar playing, creating a lush sounding as well as visually compelling experience.

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Series:
Cost:
$41 – $54
Event Category:
Website:
https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org

Venue

Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
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Phone
914-631-3390
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