Mary Fahl, formerly of October Project, with BAND
October 19, 2019 I 7:00pm
THE GENESEO RIVIERA
Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based Folk-Chamber Pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album “The Other Side of Time” on Sony Odyssey. She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (“Going Home”) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. Her most recent album Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House winner of the Indie Acoustic “Album of the Year” award, is a collection of twenty-four tracks recorded live at one of America’s oldest vaudeville theaters that captures the soaring, soul-permeating vocals and musical breadth that makes the Mary Fahl concert experience what the Portland Press called “soul-permeating.” Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man’s folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto.
In 2014, Fahl released LOVE AND GRAVITY – an album filled with flowing, folk-etched ballads produced by the legendary John Lissauer, who has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of our time – including producing Leonard Cohen’s classic recording, “Hallelujah.” Seven of the 10 songs on Love and Gravity were composed or co-written by Fahl, including the powerful tribute to true love, “Move Mountains, Turn Rivers Around” (written for her husband, renowned deep-sea oceanographer and marine ecologist Richard Lutz); the unflaggingly romantic “When Johnny Loved June” (honoring Johnny Cash and June Carter); and the rousing “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” The album also includes an inspiring re-imagining of the Joni Mitchell classic, “Both Sides Now;” and Fahl’s tribute to 9/11 rescue workers, “Dawning of the Day,” set to a traditional Irish melody.
Fahl also released a limited edition (signed & personalized) EP, FOUR SONGS – a collection of Italian arias beautifully produced by John Lissauer and is currently working on songs for a DOUBLE Album while spending her weekends touring the country and delivering thoroughly captivating performances.