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200 State Street Binghamton, NY (607) 217-7334
Ferron helps us
perfect the art of listening, forcing us to stop in our tracks and take heed
of that inner voice. She encourages us to shout an emphatic "Yes!" to
life in all its raw, gritty pain and joy and sorrow and exuberance. Her image-filled
lyrics will stretch and expand the confines of your heart. Guaranteed. Karen
B. Olch, the Seattle Weekly Ferron, a powerful and engaging singer-songwriter
from Canada brings a distinct sound and a unique literary quality to her
music. Her explorations of life's essential matters - fear, trust, commitment,
separation, ecstasy, wonder - run the gamut from down-home folk to ambitious
The New York Times calls her "startlingly intimate, honest and inspiring" while the Boston Globe describes her work as "stunningly brilliant ... so deeply human and full of grace." Rolling Stone magazine, in reviewing her fourth album, "Shadows on a Dime," said, "Ferron writes of love with the relentless introspection of Leonard Cohen, and, as with classic Bob Dylan, her songs' tough, questioning attitude sometimes gives way to an unexpected sweetness... the songs are so full of emotional incidents that you wind up living with them awhile and, eventually, learning them by heart."
Ferron was born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver in a struggling, working class environment. She left home at 15 to work a series of blue collar jobs and to develop the music that was growing inside her. She found her way to a Vancouver coffeehouse and landed her first gigs. Since that time, Ferron has toured extensively throughout North America. Ferron can certainly be counted as one who helped pave the way for the current folk revival in North America. She has toured recently with The Indigo Girls, who introduced her each night as one of their biggest influences.
For there's no one quite like the Canadian singer-songwriter with songs
of dizzying intellectual dexterity and emotional purity. The sheer density
of her lyrics, multiple metaphors and resonant rhymes, Hers is a complex,
challenging and carefully contoured writing, the kind of stuff that doesn't
often or easily get committed to disc.
Music critic Robert Christgau once referred to Ferron apologetically as a "new Dylan". Yes, there may be too many new Dylans and many years have passed, but Ferron continues to contribute her smokey, confessional tunes to the ever-expanding catalog of singer-songwriter music. Ferron never disappoints her fans in concert. Her lyrics are powerful. Her presence is commanding. Music critics from all across the continent have raved about this Canadian-born singer-songwriter. The New York Times calls her "startlingly intimate, honest and inspiring". Rolling Stone said of Ferron's highly regarded "Shadows on a Dime" album: Ferron writes of love with the relentless introspection of Leonard Cohen, and, as with classic Bob Dylan, her songs tough, questioning attitude sometimes gives way to an unexpected sweetness. . . the songs are so full of emotional incidents that you wind up living with them awhile and, eventually, learning them by heart. Ferron's latest recording, "Turning into Beautiful", is simple and sublime. These songs are all about things that have happened in her life. Experiences are rendered with such emotional and artistic perfection that they become mirrors of her soul.
Come see her in an intimate setting. We welcome the long awaited return of Ferron to the Night Eagle stage