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LOCATION: La Vita Bella Cafe - 471 Main St
Scabaret (aka Three Bad Mamas and a Microphone) is a tour-de-force of blended styles, combining classical and swing technique with down and dirty rock sensibilities. Add generous splashes of tango, disco, R&B, cabaret, and country, and you have an intriguing amalgamation served up with humor, wit and style. Amy Goode Faris, whose work includes rock songs, choral pieces, ﬁlm scores, and a ballet, is Scabaret’s resident composer/pianist. Joining her on vocals, guitar, typewriter and bells is scintillating top-40 X Factor USA contestant Hannah Jackson. Dr. Kimberly Sparr, world-renowned rock star of viola, rounds out the trio with peerless artistry. Faris sums up Scabaret’s ethos: “We are working musicians, moms, teachers and survivors who have come through all kinds of loss and upheaval with both scars and triumphs. Something bold and magical happens when we bring our shared experience into the same room to make music.” Scabaret hails from Lubbock, Texas, home of musical pioneer Buddy Holly.
Zoe Berman is a singer-songwriter currently based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She plays a mix of soulful jazz/blues and indie folk music. Growing up, Zoe was heavily influenced by songwriters such as Billy Joel, James Taylor, and Carole King. Her vocals and performance style are often likened to that of Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, and Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive, her lyricism to that of Joni Mitchell and Sara Bareilles.