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Friday Nights at the Getty: Vashti Bunyan (performance)

Date: Friday, September 8, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

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She quit making music—twice—and devoted herself to family and a life of "lookaftering." But in 2000, when her much-sought-after 1970s album, the melodic, highly personal Just Another Diamond Day, was rereleased, Vashti Bunyan picked up her guitar again and found that new songs were there, ready to flow. Her new album, Lookaftering, combines the melodiousness of pop with the beauty and simplicity of folk.

Insightful, intelligent, idiosyncratic—"The person I bring to the shows is the person I am," she says—Banyan makes powerfully contemporary music, bringing a spare poetic touch to emotionally complex, beautiful ballads about looking back on a life and trying to make sense of it all. Her pristine vocals shine against rich instrumentation on acoustic guitar, bass, piano, flute, kalimba, and concertina.

Vashti Bunyan

Music Sample
Hear an excerpt from "Here Before" from Vashti Bunyan's CD Lookaftering (2005, Dicristina Stair Builders).

About Friday Nights at the Getty
Friday Nights at the Getty is a free, contemporary performance series featuring an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word events.

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