"On a Thursday evening in January the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln
Center was packed — many were turned away at the door — for a rare
performance of Kate Bush’s music. It was a big deal for fans of that reclusive British art-rock singer.
Despite releasing records more or less steadily over the years, Ms. Bush
has never performed a concert in the United States. And she hasn’t
toured anywhere, singing in public only rarely since a one-month string
of European shows in 1979. Ms. Bush was not involved with the Lincoln Center performance. Her songs
were sung by Theo Bleckmann, a 45-year-old German-born singer who lives
in New York. He is little known outside experimental-music circles,
although that may be about to change. ... If Ms. Bush’s lush recordings are like Georgia O’Keeffe canvases, Mr. Bleckmann’s vivid readings
are like charcoal sketches: where Ms. Bush’s are layered,
impressionistic and personal, his are lean, yet strikingly true to the
originals’ form and feel. A studio recording of Mr. Bleckmann’s versions, 'Hello Earth: The Music
of Kate Bush' (Winter & Winter), was issued last month" (Will Hermes, "A Singer of Art-Rock and Bach (He's a Yodeler, Too)
," New York Times
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