HARD RAIN: The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen
Saturday, August 19 at 8.30p
“Barb Jungr interprets [Dylan and Cohen’s] work with a ferocity and truthfulness that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard” The New York Times
“This music is the North American songbook’s climax, revealed by its greatest interpreter” Independent
"One of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst-ridden planet today” Village Voice
Barb Jungr has been described by Billy Bragg as "possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan's songs". Fortunately, she’s no slouch with Leonard Cohen’s either. In Hard Rain she brings together these two colossal talents, to reinterpret some of their most political and monumental work.
These brilliant writers’ sardonic wit coupled with Barb’s unquenchable life force and freewheeling humor make this a thrilling and cathartic evening. Both the show and her album based on it have been lavished with praise, with the show selling out a three week New York run, and two nights at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2016.
These songs, some of them 50 years old, speak to us urgently about the world we’re living in right now. So chuck the glitter curtain and set the chrome bar stool on the fire; this is cabaret which means business.
Photo above: Claudio Raschella