Singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger appears at Joe’s Pub in NYC on Thursday (details here). Hunger is supporting her new album, 1983, with a show that features songs from this effort and her other recordings, Sketches on Sea (2006) and Monday’s Ghost (2008).
Hunger is a multi-faceted performer. She can play rock riffs on the guitar one minute and folksy harmonica solos the next. But my favorite of her several musical roles is when she accompanies herself at the piano. Like Norah Jones with a bit more edge, her playing includes jazzy voicings amid carefully shaded alt-pop changes.
Here she is performing “1983″ and “Train People” from the new LP.