Wednesday, July 10th
Vienna Teng in the 9th Ward
Tickets: $15 Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000
7pm doors, 8pm show
Dan Smalls Presents Vienna Teng live in the 9th Ward.
Reaching the national spotlight at the end of 2002, pianist Vienna Teng had been an important part of the California singer/songwriter scene for a few years before then. A pianist since the age of five, Teng took piano lessons before moving on to improvisation. Writing feverishly throughout her youth, she eventually had a full album’s worth of instrumentals by the age of 16. Going to Stanford to further her education, she released an EP while going to school and recorded most of Waking Hour before she graduated. After releasing the record independently and taking it on the road with her, she scored an agreement with Virt Records and got national distribution. Comprised of many intimate songs that detailed the issues of a young adult, her music fell between the uptempo approach of Ben Folds and the theatrical chamber pop of Rufus Wainwright. She followed up with the matured and critically acclaimed effort Warm Strangers, which charted on three separate Billboard charts.
Touring with musicians like Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, and Patty Griffin over the years, Teng next hooked up with producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux) for her next album, Dreaming Through the Noise, followed by a tour with Duncan Sheik. After relocating from California to New York City, Teng’s fourth full-length album, Inland Territory, which was released on Zoë/Rounder.
Date(s) - 07/10/2013
341 Delaware Avenue