Photo by Catherine Copenhaver
Interview by Scott Preston
Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show, $21 adv, $23 dos
Johnette’s solo show is a blend of her endeavor to gather from her body of art, songs, for an acoustic record, and in the process, revisiting 30 years of them from CDs, films, unreleased songs and new songs. Weave that together with the navigation through her most personal thoughts regarding this music, her art and her life, chronicled in her book: Rough Mix.
Johnette describes the solo show:
”I’ve known for years I would want to record an acoustic record, but that there would be a place in time to do it and I think it’s a good time. So I’m looking through 30 years of songs, obviously CB songs originally written acoustically, covers, songs I’ve worked on for films, unreleased songs, and new songs. I will read from my book, Rough Mix (I am now working on Volume #2) and will try to work that in. But given that 45 minutes isn’t a very long set, look for a mainly music set. It will be a very minimal production — and lots of singing.” Read more