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An Evening with Lara Herscovitch

January 6 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15

Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer gem, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Her themes span a broad range, including stories of misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. As WNPR Public Radio host Colin McEnroe observed, “Lara reminds us that music can be heroic when it springs from a strong heart, Walt Whitman would recognize his soul in her expansive American vision, and there is no higher compliment I can pay an artist.”

Former Connecticut State Troubadour, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor, and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect… It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.”

Her themes span a broad range, including stories of misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. As WNPR Public Radio host Colin McEnroe observed, “Lara reminds us that music can be heroic when it springs from a strong heart, Walt Whitman would recognize his soul in her expansive American vision, and there is no higher compliment I can pay an artist.” 

 The wisdom in Lara’s artistry comes from her decades of humanitarian work in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Africa, in education, community development, environmental protection, and justice system reform. This breadth and depth of experience resonate throughout her music: as Mississippi’s Daily Journal summarized, “Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.” 

 Lara is from the Northeast U.S. and lives in Connecticut, where she served as Official State Troubadour. 

http://www.laraherscovitch.com/ 

Watch “Letters From a Ghost” 

The lyrics pay tribute to the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other great leaders. Official music video for Lara Herscovitch’s song, Letters From A Ghost (from the CD Through A Frozen Midnight Sky).

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” –MLK, Letter from a Birmingham jail

Lyrics:

I’m gonna walk across this bridge They’ll swim, you fly 5,000 ways to get to the other side As the hero will tell When you reach out your hand to someone else You help yourself 3 billion tears 3 billion more Who’s keeping score (chorus) Here we stand Hand by hand side by side Why not eye to eye The mail piles high ‘Cause a nightingale keeps bringing letters From a ghost in a Birmingham jail I believe the good doctor would Not want us to sit where he bravely stood It’s a matter of heart, a matter of time If we’re still dreaming the dream stays alive 3 billion smiles 4 billion more Who’s keeping score (chorus) Fear dives in Courage climbs back out We’re all staring alone At our swords in the stone (chorus) Music & Lyrics ©2009 Lara Herscovitch (BMI). All Rights Reserved.

 

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Date:
January 6
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$15
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Venue

Moonlight On The Mountain
585 Shades Crest Rd
Hoover, AL 35226 United States
Website:
www.moonlightonthemtn.com

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Moonlight On The Mountain