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Maggie Laird

Maggie Laird and her band perform an all-original set at the Red Bike, including the songs from her new CD release, One More Manhattan. Recorded last June in Nashville, this set was first performed to a standing-room-only crowd at Maggie’s album release party at the Skylark Café in Seattle. The music displays her roots in rock, pop, cabaret and the theatre while always having the spirit of jazz. -Scott Janow, author of “The Jazz Singers.” Familiar to Vashon audiences as vocalist for Island Jazz Quintet and the Portage Fill, Maggie has done extensive recording with other groups, while One More Manhattan is her first solo project.

Songs of orphans, prostitutes, murderers and lovers: for the opening set, Maggie interprets the music of Kurt Weill with her sultry style and theatrical flair. This show was first performed at the Full House Cabaret series in Philadelphia, and later at Kenyon Hall in Seattle, and in 2012 had a sold-out performance at Vashon Allied Arts. Enjoy Weill favorites such as Mack the Knife and September Song, as well as some lesser known works including songs in French and German. Come to the cabaret!

Maggie Laird is one of the most talented cabaret performers Philadelphia has been lucky enough to see in recent years. With her impeccable musical abilities and uniquely quirky presence, she fills the stage with humor, drama, and magic. There couldn’t be a better combination than Laird and Kurt Weill, and she understands the work–its humor, its pathos, and its pure musical magic–better than any performer I’ve seen.

-Rich Rubin, Full House Cabaret Series
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!