The Scott Walker Songbook: David Driver Sings Scott Walker
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Opened Jan 17, 2004
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Making an encore performance of his sold out debut, David Driver sings the songs of Scott Walker, easily the most respected and least known artist of his generation. Walker is ripe for re-discovery, and David Driver (seen most recently alongside Deborah Harry and Elvis Costello in Roy Nathanson's Fire at Keaton's Bar and Grill and in Greenberg and Goldwasser's People Are Wrong!) is the singer for the job. Walker's gritty glam lyrics, passionate crooning, and Dada arrangements are late-twentieth-century music's road not taken. The streetwise lustre and gravity of Driver's voice make him uniquely qualified to resurrect these urban songscapes. Strewn with glitter and refuse, the Scott Walker songbook is at once dark and ecstatic, sordid and innocent, deconstructive and deeply conventional. It includes the classics "Montague Terrace (In Blue)," "It's Raining Today," "Thanks for Chicago, Mr. James," and Walker's most startling and beautiful accomplishment, the surreal epic, "Plastic Palace People." "David Driver has a fantastic voice." -- Elvis Costello "...like Jerry Vale dreaming of Chet Baker." -- Village Voice
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