“A parody of a parody made with love…light-hearted entertainment.” – The New York Times
“There’s a reason Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks Play and Sing Robert Altman’s Nashville won the 2009 Bistro, MAC and New York Nightlife Awards: it’s a damn good show. Backed by a kick-ass band, Glenn and Burks work their way through all the songs that appeared on the soundtrack of this classic Altman film, as well as a few that were in the movie but didn’t make it onto the album. From Keith Carradine’s ‘I’m Easy’ to Karen Black’s ‘Memphis’ to the sublime Ronee Blakely’s ‘Tapedeck in His Tractor,’ the easygoing Glenn and Burks create magic on stage. Both have terrific voices and they take a terrific idea and make it their own. Don’t miss it!” -David Hurst, NEXT Magazine
Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks Sing Robert Altman’s Nashville is the proud recipient of the New York cabaret “TRIPLE CROWN” (2009 Bistro, MAC and Nitelife Awards). The show features a full, authentic country band and faithfully recreates all of the songs from the soundtrack album of Robert Altman’s 1975 cinematic masterpiece Nashville, including Keith Carradine’s Academy Award winning song, “I’m Easy.”
Daryl Glenn is an award winning performer who has appeared on the stages of New York’s finest and most famous cabaret venues including Don’t Tell Mama, The Triad, Iridium Jazz Club, The Metropolitan Room, and Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency Hotel in his own full-length productions. He has also appeared as a guest in shows at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, The Galapagos Arts Center, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, and the fabulous new Feinstein’s54 Below. Mr. Glenn (with his co-star Jo Lynn Burks) is best known for his “Triple Crown” (MAC, Bistro, and Nightllife awards) winning tribute to Robert Altman’s classic 1975 film Nashville, which was Mr. Glenn’s New York cabaret debut and the first ever to win all three coveted awards for a single show. Daryl presented a highly regarded tribute to Stephen Sondheim (Daryl Sings Steve: Songs By Sondheim) at Feinstein’s to honor the year of Mr. Sondheim’s 80th birthday in January of 2010. Mr. Glenn is currently recording his debut CD.
Jo Lynn Burks now wears many hats as a musical director, orchestrator, singer, and pianist. As a keyboard player and singer, Jo Lynn Burks has toured with Gladys Knight, lead singers of the Temptations, Leslie Gore, Roger Daltrey of The Who, and many lesser-known but GREAT rock and country bands. On Broadway, she originated a principal role in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Other Broadway credits include Smokey Joe’s Café, The Full Monty, All Shook Up,The Wedding Singer, The Color Purple, and Hairspray. Jo Lynn’s national tours include Fame,Mamma Mia, Smokey Joe’s Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and as a singer/dancer for Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians. As a singer/pianist, Jo Lynn played a prestigious engagement in New York City at The Carlyle, as well as other notable nighteries such as the Waldorf-Astoria, The Plaza, The Ritz-Carlton, and Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans. She recently won three New York Awards: Nightlife Award, Backstage Magazine’s Bistro Award, and the Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award for her and Daryl Glenn’s show, Nashville (containing songs from the Robert Altman film of the same name).
Executive Producer: Lisa Berger
Photo Credit: Bill Hayward