Madeleine Peyroux

Had Madeleine Peyroux stuck around her Athens, Georgia birthplace, it’s quite possible she would’ve gone down an entirely different musical path--but luckily for jazz enthusiasts, she relocated to France at age 13 and quickly discovered Parisian street music rather than rock ‘n’ roll. The Billie Holiday-inspired vocalist draws from influential songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen and also runs the gamut lyrically by incorporating deeply personal narratives and referencing the work of Shakespeare Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön. Peyroux is currently touring for her 2009 release, Bare Bones, which ranges sonically from enchantingly slow pieces to exciting up-tempo rhythms. NICK FELDMAN

April 15-18, 7:30 & 10 p.m., 2010

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