Mary Fahl Saturday, June 13, 2020 Doors: 6:50 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m. (EST) Streaming live on The Avalon’s Facebook & YouTube Pages
With “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms” (Boston Globe), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group October Project.
As a solo artist, she’s had more freedom to pursue her own muse, whether that means writing and recording songs for movies (including the theme for the Civil War epic “Gods and Generals”), singing arias and medieval Spanish songs for Sony Classical, or releasing a unique album-length take on Dark Side of the Moon.
Whatever the style, Fahl makes music that feels timeless, esoteric and ecumenical. With a hauntingly gothic sound, her elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man’s folk-pop.