Mary Lambert w/ Mal Blum at Songbyrd @ Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe, Washington [17 January]

Mary Lambert w/ Mal Blum at Songbyrd


202
17
January
19:00

 Facebook event page
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
2477-2475 18th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
ON SALE 12/8!
— LiveNation Presents @ Songbyrd Music House
Mary Lambert with Mal Blum
Wednesday January 17, 2018
D: 7:00 // S: 8:00 PM


In 2012, Mary Lambert was working three restaurant jobs when her life changed. An aspiring singer-songwriter, cellist, spoken word artist, and newly graduated with a Bachelors of Music Composition from Cornish College of the Arts, she had begun to establish herself around Seattle, performing slam poetry and fusing a talk-singing style into her intimate performances. She received a phone call from a friend who was working with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their debut album, The Heist. Macklemore and Lewis were struggling to write a chorus for their new song, a marriage-equality anthem, called “Same Love”. Lambert had three hours to write the hook, and the result was the transcendent chorus to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ triple-platinum hit “Same Love,” which Lambert wrote from her vantage point of being both a Christian and a lesbian.

Writing and singing the hook led to two Grammy nominations for “Song Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year”, as well as the iconic performance alongside pop legend Madonna at the 2014 Grammys. Mary then signed with Capitol Records, where she released her debut album “Heart on My Sleeve” produced by Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos) and Benny Cassette (Kanye West). Her smash single, “Secrets” launched to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance charts, and was certified RIAA Gold in 2015. The New York Times called her debut album “refreshing and severely personal”.

Mary Lambert isn’t your typical pop artist. Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word performers, she is a brutally candid writer who deals directly in her art with her past traumas. Lambert was raised in an abusive home, attempted suicide at 17, turned to drugs and alcohol before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and survived multiple sexual assaults throughout her childhood. With that list of horrors, you wouldn’t expect Mary to be disarmingly joyful, but she charms effortlessly, and the effect on her audience is bewitching. She describes her performances as “safe spaces where crying is encouraged; My entire prerogative is about connection, about being present, and facilitating true catharsis. Also, fart jokes.”

Mary Lambert’s latest EP, Bold. is her first release since leaving Capitol Records, and was fully funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $20,000 in 8 hours, and closed at $70,000 in a few short weeks. The response was a true testament to the passionate communities she represents. Lambert produced 3 of the 7 tracks herself, including a touching duet with her mom, Mary Kay Lambert. “Bold. is a queer pop EP about being unabashedly yourself. I think that we are in an era where embracing and loving your real, complex self is radical, and this collection of songs epitomizes that belief.” Bold. will be available worldwide on May 5th.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe:

Wilco Deluxe Reissue Deluxe Listening Party w/ Prizes
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
HR (of Bad Brains) & Human Rights: The New Gospel
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Holiday Vinyl Shopping Bazzar & Party!
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
HEF at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Best of 2017 Listening Party
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Chiffon / Raygunomics / Dreamcast / DJ Trillnatured at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Main Source at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Chris Urquiaga at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Yung Gravy: The Gravy Train Tour at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Beau Young Prince w/ DJ DOMO & Special Guests at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Ezra Mae and The Gypsy-Moon / mirrorsigns / Kings of Marigold
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Yoke Lore at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Dee-1 at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Wafia | Jaira Burns at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Prince and MJ Experience - DC
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Bruno Major at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Gus Dapperton at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Jessica Lea Mayfield | T. Hardy Morris at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Anais Mitchell at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

The most anticipated events in Washington :

Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady
Warner Theatre
Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady
Warner Theatre
Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Capital One Arena
Black History Tour - Washington, DC
Washington DC
Jazmine Sullivan
The Fillmore Silver Spring
The Roots
The Fillmore Silver Spring
The People’s March On Washington
Washington, D.C.
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
EagleBank Arena
Shakira - EL Dorado World Tour
Capital One Arena
Lalah Hathaway / The 'Honestly' Tour
Warner Theatre
The most popular events in your news feed!