On Friday, December 5 at 8:30pm, Ladies Coverband Night will present its 7th show at the Walnut Street Cafe in Lynn.
Participating musicians include Jaclyn Mestel as Sia, Jane Park as Natalie Merchant, Steve Subrizi as Janelle Monae, and Nick Zaino as Ani DiFranco. The idea of this series is show how nationally renowned women in music influence local Boston singer/songwriters. Presenting the 7th show as a Singers-in-the-Round allows the musicians to interact with each other and to connect closely with the audience.
Jane Park of Bitch Trifecta started this series as a fun way to highlight women in the Boston music scene. The challenge of learning an entire set of music by one artist serves as a bonding experience between bands, and it’s a great way to pay homage to great, inspirational musicians. In the past the show has played at the now defunct Precinct, The Davis Square Theatre, and The Burren and has included artists Leilani Roser (Hammer & Snake), Magen Tracy, Ginger Ibex, and Christie Prince.
Singers-in-the-round means that every artist is on stage at the same time, and each one takes turns playing a song. Anyone can respectfully chime in at any moment, leading to impromptu (or rehearsed) harmonies or guitar fill-ins. The casual and intimate experience will hopefully lead to some great thoughts, and hopefully all listeners will hear something in a new way.
Walnut Street Cafe has a precedent of supporting local art and music, which makes it the perfect place to start conversations amongst music lovers. They host music and spoken word four nights a week, while serving a variety of coffee, sandwiches, beer, and wine.