- July 8, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“This Is U.S.: We Hold These Tunes To Be Self-Evident”
Gail Payne, an acclaimed cabaret performer from Indianapolis — “At home, up close and personal with any genre,” NUVO Newsweekly — makes her Chicago debut at Davenport’s with “This Is U.S.: We Hold These Tunes To Be Self-Evident.” Gail and her team — renowned New York musical director Alex Rybeck and director, Tony-Award-winner Faith Prince — carefully curate an evening of music and stories that celebrates and explores the complex flavors inherent in American society today. Selections include unexpected ingredients that influenced Gail growing up in rural Illinois, living in urban Indianapolis, and traveling the world, from Guthrie to Gershwin, Berlin to Dixie Chicks, “This Land is Your Land” to “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Paree.” Gail Payne offers something for every music lover, garnished with Rybeck’s masterful arrangements for piano, guitar and ukulele.
Cover: $20 + 2-drink minimum