Shelby Earl "Songs for Singing III" Feat. Billy Brush & the Passenger String Quartet w/ Julia Massey

Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union Street, Seattle

"Songs for Singing III" will feature Shelby Earl performing a selection of original songs in a classic, "American Songbook" style, accompanied only by solo piano and string quartet. Featured instrumentalists Billy Brush (piano) and The Passenger String Quartet, will again help Earl reimagine arrangements of songs off all three of her studio albums (The Man Who Made Himself a Name, Swift Arrows & Burn the Boats), as well as brand new, never-before-heard originals and selected covers.

Back Story: Earl’s friend (and Swift Arrows producer) Damien Jurado, said to her years ago, "You know what I want? I want to hear your songs totally stripped down, performed with just your voice and a piano. Can you please play a show like that?" To which she answered "of course!" But the vision grew from there and Earl thought "we've got to also add strings!" Thankfully, the amazingly talented Billy Brush & Andrew D.B. Joslyn both immediately caught the vision, and have since helped to create an ever-evolving set of stunning new music.

$25 tickets