“The superb cabaret/jazz singer and her ace piano accompanist (Roy) specialize in unearthing lesser-known tunes from the Great American Songbook, bringing forgotten gems to light with lyrical acuity and melodic finesse.” —The Boston Globe, March 2013
Shepley gets a kick out of the witty and wisdom-filled lyrics from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Here are some she adores:
“I’m like a book, covered up with dust, wish I was a hunk of pie with plenty of crust, I gotta get myself somebody to love”
“If the buds won't bud on your vine and your garden grows out of line, if the sun in the sky refuse to shine…walk it off, walk it off!”
She and her musical partner/pianist Ron Roy, specialize in little-known tunes from this era, and they perform these gems and well-loved standards in venues throughout New England and in New York City. They were the first U.S. musicians to record an album of lyricist Fran Landesman’s collaborations with Simon Wallace. Their second album, “Don’t Bother to Knock,” is due for release this fall.