With her sleek bobbed hair, vintage dresses, strikingly beautiful looks and artfully customized ukulele, Janet Klein might seem at first to be a simple novelty act, a Generation X hipster ironically recreating the subtly naughty look of a fin-de-siècle French postcard. Then she opens her mouth to sing.
But there's no Betty Boop hiccups or Mae West-style brassiness in her charmingly original voice. And when she starts to play the ukulele, it's clear that this oft-ridiculed cousin of the guitar is neither prop nor gimmick, but a delightful and underutilized musical instrument.
Bearing an ever-expanding repertoire of, as she puts it, "obscure, lovely, and naughty songs from the '10s, '20s, and '30s," Janet Klein is a musical archeologist hiding in a Gibson girl's body.
Frank Fairfield & Meredith Axelrod
Frank has appeared at the Newport Folk Festival, and has been the subject of documentary films on the revival of early 20th century music. He has headlined at at the prestigious Long Beach Folk Revival Festival and has performed on NPR.
Frank Fairfield retired from music a few years ago, and now performs with Meredith Axelrod as a duo.
A MUST-SEE DOUBLE BILL of early 20th century music expertly played in its original form, like listening to old 78's in real time.
It's the closest you can get to time travel!
Concert HOTLINE (714) 809-6146 Text
Doors open at 6:45 pm, music at 8:15
This is an all ages show
Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.
Note: parties of 3 or less may be seated with other parties of 3 or less based on availability.
Text 714-809-6146 for more info