LIVE: Zoë Lewis @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, 12/3/11

December 22nd, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Zoë Lewis

With a strong British accent, English-born singer-songwriter Zoë Lewis apologized, tongue-in-cheek, for her “Brooklyn” accent. When the laughter subsided, the Eighth Step audience knew they were in for a treat.

In the cozy Underground at Proctors theater space (the home of the improv comedy troupe Mop and Bucket Company), the Cape Cod-based Lewis sang up a storm and told captivating stories while pulling triple instrumental duty on the guitar, ukulele and acoustic piano.

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Five Firsts: Zoe Lewis

November 28th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg
Zoë Lewis

Zoë Lewis

NAME: Zoë Lewis
INSTRUMENT: Vocal, piano, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, penny whistle, washboard, spoon, kazoo, human trumpet

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Look Sharp” by Joe Jackson, 1979. He was cool, AND he played piano – my main instrument!

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … A revue of Cole Porter songs in our Village Hall. I was blown away by his amazing songwriting and immediately fell in love with the black and white movies. I still adore all of those old tunes, and they are what opened my ears to jazz without me even knowing it.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … an electric organ with chord buttons in the left hand – good for oompahs! I would play duets with my dad. I’d play the melody by ear with one finger.

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