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Tara O'Grady
Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2 Bev Min
 
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  • Ticket Price: $22.50 - $115.00
  • Door Time: 6:15 PM
  • Show Type: Jazz
  • Restrictions: 2 Bev Min
irish Bayou CD Launch




Irish-American jazz powerhouse Tara O'Grady is releasing her 4th album Irish Bayou. This tribute to New Orleans features nine original songs in a gumbo of genres - from zydeco and rockabilly, to folk, funk, swing, jazz and blues - plus two covers, a modern take on Louis Armstrong's 1926 song 'Irish Black Bottom' and a swinging version of the classic 'My Irish Molly O.' Special guest performers include Pete Kennedy of The Kennedys, and Justin Poindexter of The Amigos, plus Tara's full swinging band, horns and all.
 
Tara O'Grady’s soulful voice has been compared to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline. This New York native with Irish roots combines celtic, folk, blues, swing and especially jazz in her unique style. Awarded Irish Voice’s Most Influential Woman 2010, the singer-songwriter has three releases, Black Irish (2010), Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (2011), and A Celt in the Cotton Club (2013). Her recording of the famous song Danny Boy was featured in an award winning BBC documentary film celebrating its 100th anniversary. Her original songs and unique renditions of Irish standards can be heard on radio stations across America and Europe. 
 
"Along with Madeleine Peyroux, Tara O'Grady is one of Billie Holiday's daughters."
John Platt - 90.7 WFUV
 
"This torchy chanteuse leads one of the most badass old-time swing bands you'll ever hear. One thing that distinguishes her from the legions of come-hither, moldy fig front women is that O'Grady writes her own songs - when she's at the top of her game, which she generally seems to be, they sound like classics from the 1930s. She brings Bessie Smith into this century with lickety-split swing featuring sizzling tenor solos by Michael Hashim - the band's not-so-secret weapon."
New York Music Daily