“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
Shepley gets a kick out of the witty and wisdom-filled lyrics from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. 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.
Releasing this week, Shepley’s newest album with pianist Ron Roy, Don’t Bother to Knock, shines the light on 14 fantastic but forgotten tunes from the 1930’s to’50s.