You Don’t Own Me:
The Fearless Females of the 1960s
With music made famous by Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carol King, Lesley Gore and more! Carole J. Bufford returns Feinstein’s/54 Below with the debut of her brand new show, “You Don’t Own Me,” celebrating the songstresses of the 1960s. Putting her own inimitable spin on these classics, Carole will delve into and celebrate a time of great change and transition in America and across the pond. The musical and cultural landscape was never the same after these bold and daring women planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard.
A recipient of the Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers on the American jazz & cabaret scene. Carole recently enjoyed a highly praised 10 month solo run at New York’s Birdland Jazz Club. Carole has been featured in Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook series at Jazz at Lincoln Center. www.carolejbufford.com
The real thing: you know it when you see it…The way her voice, with its blues inflections, cut a swath, leaving nothing standing, tempts me to describe her with groveling hyperbole as an earthier, more acerbic 21st-century Barbra Streisand.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times