The Beat Goes On and on with Emilie-Claire Barlow
Get your go-go boots on and take out your umbrellas when EmilieClaire Barlow brings music from her latest and Junonominated jazz recording The Beat Goes On to Centennial Theatre on Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m. A veritable trip back to the future is what Barlow proposes in her arrangements and interpretation of signature sixties’ songs such as Nancy Sinatra’s. These Boots are made for Walking and Burt Bacharach’s Raindrops are Falling on my Head.
After delving and rearranging many classics from the Great American Songbook and tunes from the ‘30s and ‘40s with her previous two albums, 2007’s The Very Thought of You and 2009’s Haven’t We Met? (both nominated for Juno Awards), Emilie-Claire Barlow now looks forward to the ‘60s for her repertoire, and the result is a charming album that does real musical justice to that most colorful of decades.
The Beat Goes On, Barlow’s eight album, is a wonderfully varied collection of classic songs and styles including : Motown [“Yester-me Yesteryou Yester-day”], country [“He Thinks I Still Care”], singer/songwriters like Carole King, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bob Dylan, bossa nova and psychedelia, with Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman” and the title track Sonny and Cher’s “The Beat Goes On”.
Visit www.centennialtheatre.ca for details and video excerpts featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow. Tickets can be purchased by calling 819-822-9692