Janet Feld CD Release Party at Linden Tree Coffeehouse
For many years, singer-songwriter Janet Feld (www.janetfeld.com), co-host of the Music in Melrose Coffeehouse for six years, has searched for the right formula to convey her music. In recording her first three albums, she worked with three different producers (one of whom was a Portuguese native she met on a trip to the Azores) and a host of studio musicians.
This time Feld decided to keep things simple. Just voice and guitar, with a touch of piano.
On Feb. 16, she’ll be officially introducing her latest album, I Met Myself, with a CD release show at the Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 326 Main Street in Wakefield (at the Unitarian-Universalist Church)
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $16, $10 for students under 13. Doors open at 7:30. Esther Friedman opens.
For more information about the show or to reserve tickets, call 781-246-2836 or visit www.lindentreecoffeehouse.org.
I Met Myself is a highly sincere, personal work, some of which was inspired by introspection (“I Met Myself” and “Home”) while other songs grew out of love’s unpredictable journey (“Waiting for Love” and “That Kind of Miracle”). Feld also has a sassy, playful side that shows up in “Chi Vampire” and “Welcome to the Funhouse.”
Her most dramatic work on the CD, hands down, is “Rosalie’s Diamonds,” a thoroughly engrossing true story that describes how Feld’s grandmother rescued her family from Nazi-occupied Austria in the late 1930s.
In addition to being a talented songwriter and singer, Feld has a wry sense of humor and is a highly skilled guitarist.
“Miles Davis once said, ‘Sometimes you have to play for a long time before you sound like yourself,’” Feld recalled. “That's what these songs and this CD feel like to me. And that’s why I chose ‘I Met Myself’ as the title track. I feel it's my most authentic work to date.”