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Pop-Up Concert: Zoe Boekbinder
September 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Westcott House, in partnership with the Springfield Arts Council, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Hatch New Media invites you to join us – in person or online – for this intimate socially distanced concert by Zoe Boekbinder.
“Zoe Boekbinder opens [their] mouth, and the voice that comes out is ageless, beautiful, heartbreaking and wise. Zoe looks so young, and so innocent. I think [they] kidnapped a marvellous singer from long ago Paris, and stole her voice. It’s the only explanation.” -Neil Geiman
How to join online: on September 18th at 7pm Eastern Time, please visit either partner’s Facebook page to enjoy our live stream.
How to join in person: we will host a limited number of guests at this outdoor concert in the gardens of the Westcott House. On Tuesday, September 15th at noon, we will share a registration link via email. Event attendees will be asked to bring lawn chairs or outdoor blanket for seating. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Masks will be required. A full-service bar will be available (payment by credit card preferred). In the event of rain, the in-person concert will be canceled and everyone will be asked to join us online.
About our artist: Zoe Boekbinder’s (their/them) music career began when they formed a band, with their sister Kim Boekbinder, called Vermillion Lies. Over the five years that they played together they released two albums.
In 2009 Zoe released their first solo album, recorded with friend and producer, Cesar Alvarez, in Brooklyn, NY. Thus, “Artichoke Perfume”, was born. Two years later came, “Darling Specimens”, produced by Shenandoah Davis in Seattle, WA. In the fall of 2013, Zoe wrote, recorded, and publicly posted 100 songs in 100 days. The next album, “Baby Bandit” (January 2014), was recorded live onto two inch tape in Oakland, CA with cellist Danah Olivetree and violinist Dorota Szuta.
2018 birthed Zoe’s latest solo work, “Shadow”, that is both bravely political and deeply personal. Zoe is a co-founder of the Prison Music Project, an album in collaboration with men currently and formerly incarcerated in New Folsom, a maximum security prison in California. From May 2010 to December 2014, Zoe volunteered as a performer and teacher at New Folsom Prison. In 2014, Zoe asked Ani DiFranco to produce this record. It was released in May, 2020. The profits of the album benefit prisoners’ rights groups. More at www.zoeboekbinder.com.
Zoe resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. They performed at the Westcott House for the first time in 2011.