I Feel a Song Coming On: A Peek at the Eclectic Season of Lincoln Center's American Songbook
By Barry Singer
05 Jan 2013
Songbook's final week at The Allen Room kicks off on Feb. 27 with Kathy Mattea, the multi-Grammy Award-winning country singer and bluegrass instrumentalist, whose roots run deep into the soil of American folk music. Mattea will bring an authentic dose of Southern comfort to Songbook's Upper West Side precincts before yielding on Feb. 28 to the Southern Gothic sensibility of Lost in the Trees — music that might best be described as baroque alt-rock. If the very notion sounds like an oxymoron, welcome to the wall of sound conjured by Lost in the Trees' composer/leader Ari Picker, whose lavish musical vision floats somewhere between Neil Young flannel and Carmina Burana.