Van Dyke Parks and Clare and the Reasons

Van Dyke Parks digs the young ladies. After providing arrangements for Joanna Newsom’s 2006 epic Ys, the avant-pop genius has gone on to collaborate with two more honey-voiced songbirds, respectively: Inara George and Clare Muldaur Manchon of Clare and the Reasons fame. Both, interestingly enough, are the daughters of musicians from Van Dyke’s generation. I’m, of course, talking about Little Feat’s Lowell George and East Coast folk revivalist Geoff Muldaur. His work with both musicians is stellar, especially Inara’s album An Invitation, a wondrous collection of symphonic pop. Clare explores similar terrain on her first two albums: The Movie and the gorgeous Arrow. Actually getting the chance to see her perform live with the great Van Dyke Parks will be just heavenly. All ages. JUSTIN F. FARRAR

Tue., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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