Concert Review: Olivia Chaney

Olivia Chaney begin this concert with a disclaimer. Most frequently described as a folk-singer – and with award nominations to prove it – she sweetly explained that she had no intention in her music of being limited by labels.

Folk music is certainly there in the repertoire, but as this wonderful performance vividly illustrated, there is much more to Chaney than that.

Brought up on her parents records of Fairport Convention, Dylan and Joni Mitchell, trained at the Royal Academy of Music, and with a background working in Shakespearean theatre and jazz, she is a singer, writer and multi-instrumentalist who has produced two exquisite solo albums, as well as collaborating with the Kronos Quartet [ … ]

Continue at THE TELEGRAPH https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/concerts/olivia-chaneykings-place-london-review-melancholy-has-never/

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