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Rufus Wainwright: A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective Livestream: “Release the Stars: Part 1” (Folk)
January 8 @ 3:00 pm
American-Canadian folk singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is performing a virtual live-stream tour through all 9 of his studio albums, in chronological order, in a series of 18 shows! In each show he performs one side of a record. This performance features side 1 of the album “Release the Stars.” (Folk)
From Rufus: “Release the Stars” is the first album I self-produced. It was a milestone for me and I think set me up for writing my first opera and orchestrating it as I did a lot of the orchestrations myself on this album. A lot of it was recorded in Berlin in one of the most beautiful rooms in a former East Berlin recording studio. Berlin is a broken city that proved to be healing for me. I don’t even know how we are going to do “Do I Disappoint You” with our small band but I promise not to disappoint you. “Going to a Town” is probably the closest I come to writing a political song in the tradition of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan or any of the great musicians from the 60s and 70s who were such an integral part to the civil rights movement. It is sad that writing political songs is so out of fashion these days where our freedom is in danger more than ever.
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