When the descriptive moniker “singer-songwriter” is attached to a folk musician’s name, you generally assume it’s a guitarist who composes and sings with a guitar. In the pantheon of folk music, there are many singer-songwriters who do play some piano and sing along with it in their performances – for example, John Gorka and Susan Werner come to mind.
But last Wednesday night Caffe Lena hosted two Vermont-based singer-songwriters who primarily play the electric piano and sing. Myra Flynn, a Philadelphia transplant, opened the show with her impassioned 45-minute set primarily drawn from her self-released debut CD, “Crooked Measures.” Young and stunningly beautiful, Flynn’s masterful use of dynamics brought to mind Tori Amos’ use of the keyboard to dramatically heighten and intensify the intricate fabric of the song.
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