This Thursday (1/14), the Russell Library, 123 Broad Street in Middletown welcomes the fine vocalist Indra Rios-Moore and her band for a 7 p.m. concert in the Hubbard Room. Indra, a long-time friend of Middletown resident Rani Arbo, issued her 3rd CD in 2015, the lovely "Homeland" - produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Melody Gardot), the CD came out in August and is filled with fascinating tunes, including great covers of songs by Dock Boggs (see below), David Ruffin ("What Becomes of the Broken-hearted"), Pink Floyd ("Money") and David Bowie ("Heroes"). The album includes stunning versions of Duke Ellington's "Azure" (lyrics by Irving Mills and "Solitude" (the words were composed by Eddie De Lange).
The concert will feature her "working band" (all of whom appear on the CD) - they include Benjamin Traerup (saxophones), Uffe Steen (guitars) and Indra's husband Thomas Sejthen (bass). Anyone who attended her previous shows know how powerful a singer/interpreter Indra is and how well the band's sounds complements her vocals. Also, the intimacy of the Hubbard Room is a perfect fit for the intimacy of the music. The show is free and open to the public.
For more information about the concert, call 860-347-2528 ext 171. To learn more about the singer and her music, go to www.indrariosmoore.com.
Here's the Dock Boggs tune to whet your appetite: