England’s Beth Orton is another artist that has been combining traditional acoustic and folk sounds with more modern, electronic production. Her spare, intensely personal lyrics are complemented by plinking piano notes and melancholy strings that add a jazzy element to the simple songs. Although she’s been around for a while and collaborated with her fair share of musicians—including Ryan Adams and the Chemical Brothers—it’s on her own that Orton shines, and 2012’s Sugaring Season is fresh and well timed.
Tue., July 30, 9 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 17, 2013