My Brightest Diamond w/Judson Claiborne - 10/6
at City Winery Chicago
CHIRP Radio Welcomes
My Brightest Diamond
As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden’s voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera house to Lincoln Center to the House of Blues. She’s performed under the experimental-pop moniker My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts Bryce Dressner (The National), The Decemberists, Bon Iver, David Byrne and Laurie Anderson among friends and fans. They are just a few of the many who’ve fallen in love with Worden’s mystical voice and mythic storytelling.
Having recently moved to urban Detroit, planted a garden and given birth to a son, Worden’s latest offering, All Things Will Unwind draws inspiration from the motor city itself. More folk inspired than much of her recent work the new album addresses the painful juxtaposition of life and death, class and race, art and politics—as heard through the mesmerizing lullaby of a new mother.
Judson Claiborne’s band of five has toured the world with famed acts Andrew Bird and Grant Lee Phillips. He brings to City Winery his solo act, with songs he describes as narratives about strange and beautiful travels, encounters, adventures, family, lovers, and dreams. Through his previous work in painting and printmaking, his first music project Low Skies, and his current self-titled band, Claiborne has developed a true love for songwriting that comes through in his passionate live performance.