Ah now, this one looks interesting. Bobbie Gentry is an American singer/songwriter, and she was one of the first females to compose and produce her own music. 1968’s The Delta Sweete was her second album, a very personal piece of work about her life in the south. So it’s an off-the-wall move by Buffalo, New York band Mercury Rev to re-record the album as Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, with a variety of female vocalists doing Gentry’s job. Brilliant English artist Beth Orton sang “Courtyard” on the album, and it is she that Mercury Rev are taking on the road with them to reproduce the album in a live setting. She’ll be wonderful. Marissa Nadler also plays.
Mercury Rev and Beth Orton play with Marissa Nadler at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 at the Palace Theatre.