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Madeleine Peyroux Brings Her ‘Blue Room’ to Santa Cruz

Peyroux performs in a sold-out show at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, Sunday June 30th.

Madeleine Peyroux. Photo: Rocky Schenk/Courtesy of the artist

Madeleine Peyroux. Photo: Rocky Schenk/Courtesy of the artist

LISTEN to interview + 3 tracks:

Set List
“Born To Lose”
“Changing All Those Changes”
“Take These Chains From My Heart”

Above: Guest host Michaela Majoun talks to the jazz and blues singer about her new album, The Blue Room.

By David Dye | Word Cafe
Madeleine Peyroux┬ástarted singing blues and jazz on the streets of Paris. Over the course of her career, Peyroux has released six albums, sold more than a million copies of her second record (Careless Love) and developed a following for her easygoing, Billie Holiday-tinged sound.Peyroux’s musical sweet spot is somewhere between country and R&B, so it makes sense that producer Larry Klein suggested she cover the songs on Ray Charles’ groundbreaking 1962 album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music for her new record, The Blue Room.

It’s a great fit, as you’ll hear in Peyroux’s live set with a small orchestra, recorded at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. World Cafe’s Michaela Majoun gets the story.

Madeleine Peyroux covers “Desperadoes Under The Sun” (by Warren Zevon) live at Station WFUV, in NY Recorded 3.19.13.

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