15 February 2019
Sophie Buskin opens
Concert starts at 8:00 pm
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The daughter of two musicians, Brooklyn-based songwriter Sophie Buskin has been singing professionally since age 4. Aside from an extensive jingle and ad background, she has supported legendary artists like Paul Shaffer, Little Anthony, Mason Jennings, Jewel, and Buskin & Batteau. She has just released her first six song CD titled Sweet Creature.
- James Keelaghan:
Canada’s finest songwriter Dave Marsh, music critic, author, editor and radio talk show host
- If you like modern folk, this is as good as it comes. Frank Gutch Jr. Acousticmusic.com
- Keelaghan’s masterful storytelling transports the listener across time, borders, and cultures. Rob Weir Singout! Magazine
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- [Sophie Buskin] opened her set with “Sweet Creature.” It was as if, from the viewpoint of this 76-year-old author, I was watching a child paint a masterpiece. She reminded me of Suzanne Vega. The lyrics were so wise, laced with sly humor, and the melody was so different and surprising. She sang: You should stay here tonight / You’re much too handsome to drive / And as much as you’re killing me, sweet creature / you know how to make me feel alive . . . There’s a space between the unsaid and the unseen / between old and young / between the two of us / I will meet you there / because sweet creature I could never bear to leave you. . . . I was stunned. Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live
- Her first cd as a songwriter [is] musically exceptional . . . produced by Steve Jagoda and Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studios, it is impeccably recorded with an intimate-setting feel that begs one to stop and listen. Her voice is pure and unadulterated, with a vulnerable quality that juxtaposes her way-beyond-her-years lyrics. She brings the listener on a journey through the pangs of love, loss and the grappling to understand the impermanence of it all, still with an underlying push towards renewal. She closes the CD with a loving nod to her father, David Buskin, with “When I Need You Most Of All.” Order it, get out and go to a show, just get it. This is one not to miss. Judy Cangialosi