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Karrin Allyson (West Whately Chapel)

In the poem “The Idea of Order at Key West” by Wallace Stevens, the poet describes a singer by the sea:

           It was her voice that made   
The sky acutest at its vanishing.   
She measured to the hour its solitude.   
She was the single artificer of the world
In which she sang. And when she sang, the sea,   
Whatever self it had, became the self
That was her song, for she was the maker.

I think of this poem when I hear Karrin’s voice, whether she’s singing in Portuguese, French or English; songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Coltrane, or her own material. She gets to the heart of the matter by her phrasing, timbre, and her sheer presence. Every song she sings is hers, and of her world alone, uniquely hers. Fortunately for us, she is willing to share her world, her artistry, her craft, and, for a few moments, allow us to share her world, an experience only best singers can create.

Oh, yes, and Karrin is a five-time Grammy nominee.

Karrin will be accompanied by Brian Seeger on guitar and Marty Jaffe on bass.

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