American Songwriter Jill Sobule Performs in the Mark Twain House
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May 15, 2018 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, happening 2 times
American singer-songwriter Jill Sobule will perform two intimate, acoustic concerts in Mark Twain’s Library on Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 pm.
Sobule is a Denver-born, Los Angeles based singer-writer in the smart and witty tradition of Randy Newman and Warren Zevon. More than 11 albums and more than two decades of recording and performing, Jill has mused, with great compassion, empathy, wit and considerable charm on a wide range of subjects including the death penalty, depression, anorexia, shoplifting, Alzheimer’s disease, coming of age, intolerance, and the Christian right.
Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, produced by Todd Rundgren. She found commercial and critical success a few years later with her 1995 self-titled album, which introduced a large radio audiences, and adoring critics, to her witty and personal songcraft. “Jill Sobule” included the original (and oft-banned) “I Kissed A Girl” as well as the satirical “Supermodel,” featured on the hit soundtrack of the movie Clueless. Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base and to critical acclaim. Her 2000album Pink Pearl rightly takes its place among the most thoughtful, diverse and funny albums of the decade, taking on topics of faith, heartbreak, anorexia, and infidelity.
Jill is considered among her peers as a pioneer in crowd sourcing and connecting directly with her audience without record company interference. Through her website “Jillsnextrecord.com” she completely funded the California Years, which continued to showcase her exceptional songwriting. Jill’s innovative, tiered system of contributions and rewards formed the foundation for the Kickstarter.com model. She continues to be at the forefront of exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing changing music industry, including personally connecting with fans through house concerts and her active engagement in social media.
In the words of New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles, “Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant…grown-up music for an adolescent age.”
Seating for this rare opportunity to hear live music in the historic Mark Twain House is limited to 35 per evening.
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