Sponsored by Towson University and the College of Fine Arts and Communication, Victoria Vox will be showcasing the 52 songs she wrote, one each week, last year. Openning for her will be Del Rey.
The first thing about Victoria Vox is that she plays the mouth trumpet—which is to say that she makes the sounds of a trumpet without a trumpet. It’s pretty fucking amazing. According to Vox, she figured it out while driving through the night from one gig to another (and you sat on your ass chain-smoking and listening to Coast To Coast). The second thing about Victoria Vox is that she is a master of ukulele. She’s not one of these faddish johnny-come-latelys either. It’s long been the instrument of choice for the execution of her funky, quirky folk tunes. Which brings us to the third thing about Victoria Vox: She wrote at least 52 of these quirky songs last year, as part of her aptly titled 52 Original Songs Project. Turns out, too, that she wrote them not only in her normal vein of songwriting but also in the spirit of what she calls “uketronica.’ The fourth thing about Victoria Vox is that she has two albums which cull the best of these 52 songs coming out. And the fifth thing about Victoria Vox is that she is celebrating the release of both of them tonight, with a band featuring trumpet lord Ben Frock and the inimitable Tiffany DeFoe on the sax. (Baynard Woods)
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