Great Review for Jenny Burton in “Is Anybody Listening?”
There is a perfect storm going on over at the Sheen Center, and you are going to want to be totally immersed in the experience. Two-time TONY nominee Peter Link (www.watchfiremusic.com) has long known the power and universality of music, and in IS ANYBODY LISTENING? his songs address the current and ongoing issues of racism, sexism, and water using a brilliant combination of pop and gospel. To deliver the message he employs powerhouse Jenny Burton of the unforgettable Jenny Burton Experience. Ms. Burton can sing the planets out of orbit, encouraging you to “Tear Down The House” and inspiring you to jump up and volunteer with “Who Will Heal The World.” The heaven-sent voice of Julia Wade hauntingly asks “How Are We Raising Our Sons” and lifts “A Still Small Voice” up to dimensions beyond. The other singers on stage (you can’t call them back-up because each one has a voice that can easily knock your socks off) are Freedom Bremner, Brian Collazo, Tanesha Gary, Elle Green, Solange Prat, Jonathan Singletary, andAnne Fraser Thomas. Collectively these forces have come together to remind us that there are issues that must be acknowledged. They do that with songs of celebration, hope, and cohesion. To call IS ANYBODY LISTENING? a concert is doing it a disservice. It’s a bone-chilling soul-searching arousal of humanity and its ability to survive and thrive. EVERYBODY should be listening. One more show – go, go, go!
– Laurie Lawson – Electronic Link Journey, New York