Madeleine Peyroux Secular Hymns

MADELEINE PEYROUX To Release New Album of Secular Hymns Performed in the English Countryside

The American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist MADELEINE PEYROUX has announced the release of her first new album for twenty years …

Music has been our spiritual life...” says Peyroux. “So I think of theseas hymns, secular hymns—songs that are very individual, personal, introverted.”

St. Mary's Church Great Milton
St. Mary’s Church Great Milton

The fresh album was recorded with her touring trio for the past two years electric guitarist Jon Herington (Steely Dan) and bassist Barak Mori, and showcases Peyroux’s temptingly expressive voice that brings passionate depth and evocative meaning to lyrics from seminal songwriters that include blues artists such as Willie Dixon and Lil Green, the classic gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, three renowned contemporary composers in Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt and Allen Toussaint and the 19th century composer Stephen Foster.

The setting of the recording was a 12th-century Norman-styled church in Oxfordshire in England that Peyroux discovered when she and the trio performed there as a part of a concert-dinner event produced by renowned chef Raymond Blanc.

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