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Mercury Rev & Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler

Perform Bobby Gentry's The Delta Sweete

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Neptune Theatre University District
Wed Oct 9, 8 pm All Ages


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Recommended by Dave Segal

Country-pop legend Bobbie Gentry deserves all the shine she can get, as she still isn't as well-known as she should be. A soulful singer who excelled in tender-ballad and libidinous funk modes, Gentry wrote empowering and evocative songs at a time when few women in country were doing so. Her 1968 LP The Delta Sweete—which dramatizes her troubled upbringing in the Mississippi Delta—is ripe for rediscovery. Toward that end, Americana-leaning space-rockers Mercury Rev sagely decided to cover this classic in its entirety, aided by A-list women singers such as Hope Sandoval, Stereolab's Lætitia Sadier, Portishead diva Beth Orton, and goth-rock chanteuse Marissa Nadler. The latter two vocalists join the Rev on this tour. Expect them to flesh out and tastefully update the originals' swampy splendor. Nadler will also perform an opening set.

Neptune Theatre

1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

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  • Wed Oct 9, 8 pm