with Laura Lizcano
Wed March 1st, 2023
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $20
Day of Show: $25
Proof of vax is NOT required for this event
A former member of Hummingfish, Deb Talan was known as a singer and songwriter in her own right before forming long-running duo the Weepies with her eventual husband, Steven Tannen, in the early 2000s. Born in western Massachusetts, Talan started classical piano and clarinet at an early age. At ten, she began writing and composing her own music, and by high-school graduation had composed a score to the local production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. After graduating from high school, she moved west to Portland, Oregon. There, she formed a folk-pop trio, Hummingfish, which performed throughout the Northwest for over five years. The band released two albums, Hover and Love Traktor, and garnered much acclaim. But near the band’s end, Talan began focusing and writing material for a solo career, and after the group disbanded in 1999, she returned east to Boston.
Upon arriving in Boston, she entered the studio to record Something Burning, which was released in the fall of 1999. The album won Acoustic Guitar magazine’s Homegrown CD Award as well as earning three Boston Music Award nominations. Her growing fan base also led to performances at prestigious folk festivals, where Talan shared the stage with Suzanne Vega, Sarah Harmer, and John Prine, among many others. Some of her songs were also licensed for television shows such as Felicity and Dawson’s Creek.
Laura Lizcano is a Colombian-born singer-songwriter based in New York. Influenced by artists like Norah Jones, Natalia Lafourcade and Caroline Shaw, Lizcano combines her formal training as a jazz vocalist with her love of folk, pop and contemporary classical music. This combination of styles is evident within her own lyrically-driven compositions.
Lizcano has opened for Gaby Moreno and Sammy Miller and the Congregation at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. She has also been featured in the virtual Wawa Welcome America Festival (2020) and Philadelphia’s iconic Philly Folk Fest (2020 and 2021). Additionally, Laura regularly collaborates with Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and has written and performed her original music for two of the company’s original shows: Happy Hour (Cannonball Festival 2021, Miniball 2022) and Armor (2021), which was commissioned by and presented at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Lizcano’s self-released debut EP, Chance on Me (2018), was followed by her first full-length studio album, Heart (2020). Her latest album, Daughter of the Sea, is now available on all streaming platforms.