In its continuing music series, Dean Street is proud to present Sasha Dobson this Wednesday night at 9pm.
Sasha’s 2004 release “The Darkling Thrush” (Small’s Records), was a tour-de-force jazz vocal record backed by a large ensemble filled with prodigies of the New York jazz scene. It established her as one of the great young scat singers of her generation. After picking up a guitar, Dobson’s musical tastes took a turn. And soon after, in 2006, she released “Modern Romance” (Secret Sun), a bossa nova-tinged collection of songs, many of which were written in collaboration with guitarists Richard Julian and Jesse Harris. Her song-writing skills broadened her collaborative abilities, attracted a new audience, and led to a reunion with an old musical partner in crime, Norah Jones.
Together Dobson and Jones have collaborated on numerous musical side projects over the years including Jones’ recent tour in support of hit album “The Fall”.
Sasha Dobson was also the supporting opening act on the tour, performing songs from her album “Burn.” A unique blend of blues, country and rock, “Burn” embraces Dobson’s musical influences that span genres, from Lucinda Williams to Elliot Smith. Self-produced, with all-original compositions, “Burn” delivers a heart-felt performance rich with primordial layers of vocals, guitar and percussion — and a brand of blues that makes her songs of love and loss feel pretty damn good.