By Sarah Meadows
Sante Fe Reporter
Here’s a look at some live music scheduled to hit New
Mexico in the coming autumnal months.
The title of this Taos resident’s debut album, Bliss
is the Aftermath, takes on profound meaning the more you learn
about – and listen to – her. Lee learned to play
the piano by sneaking into churches across the nation as a
13-year old runaway, and that’s the type of topsy-turvy,
inside-out life she’s been leading ever since.
To hear her music, though, is to understand how much she got
from that life: technically as a masterful pianist and singer,
and personally as an astute songwriter and gifted collaborator.
Lee is not one to mince words. She’s unapologetically
a feminist, but above all, she’s assertively human.
Her music blends elements of folk – fragmented, honest
folk – with luscious jazz and funk. She is what Tori
Amos could have been without the debilitating pitfalls of
MTV fame; she’s a woman on a journey, who takes life’s
hardships and spins them into lovely, haunting songs.
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, Free. Borders, Sanbusco Center,
500 Montezuma Ave., 954-707.