k.d. lang, the Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter, known for such hits as the Grammy and Juno Award-winningConstant Craving and Miss Chatelaine, will be performing with her new band, Siss Boom Bang, Tuesday, August 21st at 8PM. Their recently released new album, Sing It Loud, has won wide praise as "a must-have for every music fan."
k.d. lang is that rare performer who, over 25 years as a major-label artist, has matured before our very ears. The Western Canada native launched her career with a blend of country-rock stylings and playfully punk-like attitude, by turns whimsical and subversive; back then, she practically put the alternative in alt-country. But from the very beginning, her bravura singing belied her kitschy cowgirl outfits and spiky hair; anyone lucky enough to attend very first appearance in the United States, on a triple bill of unsigned artists at New York City's Bottom Line, could hear that she was marked for greatness.
Sing it Loud is lang's first record made entirely with a band of her own since the pair of albums with the Reclines that launched her career over 20 years ago. "The big, beautiful voice of k.d. lang swoops, purrs and soars" on the album, says the Los Angeles Times. USA Today says it "nods to lang's alt-country roots while reinforcing her reputation as a singer of genre-defying dexterity and beauty."
Tickets available at: bergenPAC • Englewood, NJ 07631 • (201)227-1030 • www.bergenpac.org