World premiere! Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading pop/jazz singers of our time, has created an exciting night of songs and stories in celebration of one of America’s most beloved artists, Linda Ronstadt. On the heels on Ann’s symphonic/PAC triumph, The Streisand Songbook, this show celebrates the many faces of love in Ronstadt’s iconic songs from her Stone Poney Days like “Different Drum” and “Long Long Time” to pop/rock classics like “You’re No Good,” and “Desperado” to unforgettable classics from her three Nelson Riddle albums like “What’s New” and “Am I Blue,” to her iconic duets which Callaway will perform with her brilliant MD, Billy Stritch. Adding to the electrifying sound is Martin Wind on bass, Tim Horner on drums, and Linda’s long time guitartist and arranger, Bob Mann. Romantic, rousing, and joyous, The Linda Ronstadt Songbook promises to be the perfect night of music.
Ann Hampton Callaway: The Linda Ronstadt Songbook: Feinstein’s/ 54 Below, 254 Wear 54th Street September 19, 21 and 22 at 7pm.
Join Ann on October 26 for Diva Power, a soaring celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives- Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell. In this rare intimate setting, with just Ann and a piano, Callaway’s one woman show takes a personal look at the iconic women who were trailblazers in music and whose careers, voices and songs helped to shape Callaway’s artistry. Selections include “Over the Rainbow”, “People,” “How High the Moon,” “Tenderly,” “La Vie En Rose,” “The Folks Who Live On the Hill,” and “A Case of You.”
T2C had a chance to talk to Ann about her upcoming concerts and life.