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Folk singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke played downstairs at World Cafe Live for this week’s Free At Noon concert and took the crowd on an emotional journey with her magnificent musical stories.
Brooke explained that she would be playing music from her recent one-woman play My Mother Has Four Noses, a reflection on her relationship with her recently passed mother who she became caretaker of after she became ill with Alzheimer’s. Without missing a beat, she faced the heaviness of the topic head-on with light-hearted quips, explaining that sometimes when you’re in times of pain, you can step back and see the humor in the situations that life places you in. Continue reading →
The amazing singer-songwriter has been around for a long time, with over ten albums to her name as a solo artist and a member of The Story. Her songs have also been featured on TV shows, films and commercials. Now, Brooke is trying her hand at theater with the new musical My Mother Has Four Noses. The one-woman show, making its Philadelphia debut at World Cafe Live, is about Brooke taking care of her mother while she had Alzheimer’s, and is emotional with a humorous flair. The show takes place Wednesday, September 11th at 8 p.m., and tickets go on sale June 28th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, watch a video Jonatha made to launch a PledgeMusic campaign for My Mother Has Four Noses in which Brooke explains about her mother’s “wacky, surreal story.”
Tonight is all about listening to music in the great outdoors. Our first pick for this evening is a free show in Rittenhouse Square featuring Philly country rock band The Lawsuits and local hip-hop group Ground Up. The show is part of the 22nd annual Concerts in the Park series that runs from 7 to 9 p.m. The Lawsuits will be playing all night, kicking the show off with their rollicking country-infused rock sound and then providing back up for Ground Up’s headlining set. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and hang out with some friends in the park listening to some good local music. Ground Up recently stopped by out studio at World Cafe Live to record a Key Studio Session. Listen to the Key Session here.
Folk singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke is also playing a free outdoor show tonight. The concert takes place at Haddon Lake Park in Haddon Heights, New Jersey and kicks off at 7:30PM with a performance by Philly singer-songwriter Ryan Tennis. Listen to Ryan Tennis’ album Goodbye to the Ground in the player below.