Mr. Smalls Presents
Heather Kropf "Lights" CD Release
Fri, May 19, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
This event is 21 and over
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“Lights” is available May 19 and Heather Kropf will be joined by the full band at tonight’s release concert.
But a desire to expand her musical footprint, to see if she could find a wider audience, spurred Kropf to step outside her comfort zone. “Lights,” Kropf’s fifth album, is her finest. Recorded in Nashville with producer/multi-instrumentalist Lex Price (k.d. lang, Grant-Lee Phillips, Mindy Smith, Miranda Lambert) and an all-star cast of musicians that have worked with artists ranging from Bill Frisell to Laura Veirs to Sheryl Crow, the album rewards the decision to change her routine.
Under the guidance of Price, the band has created a lush and sonically arresting sound that is different from Kropf’s past efforts. Price also allowed Kropf the freedom to concentrate on vocals and piano, resulting in some of her finest recorded performances. No matter the arrangement – the mid-tempo pop of “Ghost Town,” the achingly spare “Love Light,” the haunting rhythm of “Winter Sun” – Kropf’s honeyed vocals are mesmerizing.
The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
400 Lincoln Ave
Millvale, PA, 15209