Park Theater Hudson: Second Saturday Sessions - Leslie Mendleson
Park Theater Hudson presents February's edition of Second Saturday Session concert series featuring singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson. On February 11th, the Park Theater doors will open at 7:30pm on Warren St. in Hudson, NY and Mendleson will take the stage at 8pm.
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson is supporting her most recent studio album If You Cant Say Anything Nice, as well as a solo acoustic EP In The Meantime, that was recorded during quarantine earlier this Spring. Described by Relix Magazine as an artist with a loyal, cross-generational audience that hugs the hippie, hipster, coffee shop and society crowds, Leslies timeless musicality and evocative songwriting indeed cuts a wide swath. All Music writes that Leslie evokes 1970s songwriter influences in the vein of Carole King and Carly Simon, while The Aquarian declares she is the closest thing one can get to a truly honest musical experience.
Leslie Mendelsons previous work, including 2009 Grammy-nominated debut album Swan Feathers and 2017 album, Love & Murder dealt with matters of the heart. When it came time to compose the songs that comprise If You Cant Say Anything Nice, however, she and her longtime writing partner Steve McEwan set out to examine the anxiety stemming from the current socio-political climate with songs like "Medication," "I Need Something To Care About" and "Would You Give Up Your Gun. Its fitting extension of a more socially conscious outlook offered on A Human TouchLeslies duet with Jackson Browne for the documentary film, 5B, released in 2019.
If Leslie Mendelsons only collaboration with a legendary musician was Jackson Browne, it would be a worthy point to celebrate. Whats truly telling is that Leslie has also drawn the attention of The Grateful Deads Bob Weir who recorded a duet with her on Roy Orbison's standard, Blue Bayou, while no less than classic rock royalty The Who invited her to open two shows at Madison Square Garden last year. She was set to open three more dates for the band in 2020 that were unfortunately postponed due to the pandemic. With some of rock musics most legitimate voices seeking Leslie out, it leaves no doubt the rarefied air she inhabits as an artist.
Lay It All On Me (Official Video) https://youtu.be/Uaac_uMZ1Ks
All Come Together (Official Video) https://youtu.be/2tVzNcXnQyU
A Human Touch (Official Video w/ Jackson Browne) https://youtu.be/TtLFSUfwsqI
Chasing The Thrill (Official Video) https://youtu.be/j72FfNC5noM
Love You Tonight (Live Performance) https://youtu.be/cYG1tkSREsw
Jericho (Live Performance) https://youtu.be/XYdCOPg_Keo
The Hardest Part (Live Performance) https://youtu.be/LJHwWgsoSrQ
Park Theater Hudson (View)
723 Warren St.
Hudson, NY 12534
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|