Tara O'Grady and the Black Velvet Band in Concert
Elizabeth Taylor’s features, Billie Holiday’s voice, Audrey Hepburn’s fashion sense, and a combination of Porter’s writing style with a touch of Nellie McKay's quirky lyrics. Tara O’Grady is the full package, combining celtic, folk, blues, and especially jazz in her unique style. Featured on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and WFUV 90.7 in New York, Tara’s soulful and lilting vocals have been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline.
Her most recent album, A Celt in the Cotton Club, was released in April 2013. Raised in New York City on Irish traditional music, as well as the sounds of Elvis Presley, Glenn Miller, Hank Williams, Louis Prima, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra, Tara spent every summer on her grandparents’ farm in Donegal, Ireland where she listened to her granny Nora singing in her kitchen.
More details and tickets at www.nyirish.org
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
1040 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101