Kirsten Maxwell Live at the Playhouse Cafe
Run Time: 90 min.
Bedford Playhouse is thrilled to welcome Kirsten Maxwell to the Playhouse Cafe for a very special performance on Sept. 19.
The accolades keep pouring in for rising star Kirsten Maxwell. The New York raised, Nashville based singer, songwriter, and artist was 5 years old when she made her stage debut. Born into a family of opera singers, Maxwell found her voice early. She performed a number of roles at the Amato Opera in NYC, including the First Spirit in Mozart’s, The Magic Flute. With support and encouragement from her musical parents, Maxwell continued to develop her talents into high school where she embraced musical theater, and took up the guitar. By college, Maxwell was writing songs and laying the foundation for an ever-expanding musical career.
The pace of her progress has been measured in songwriting competition wins and a steady graduation to bigger and better stages. Her ability to charm new audiences often ends in standing ovations and an invitation to return. Maxwell’s professionalism and commitment to her craft have awarded her the opportunities to open for rock icon Melissa Etheridge, country star Tanya Tucker, Americana/Rock duo The Bacon Brothers, and renowned comedian Robert Klein. She was also asked to participate in a gala honoring Judy Collins, sharing the stage with such notable artists as Jimmy Webb, Suzanne Vega, Nona Hendrix, and Judy herself. She has since opened for Judy Collins twice. Maxwell has also shared the stage with the great Paul Shaffer, who brings a gorgeous piano accompaniment to her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You.
“I never thought I’d ever hear a voice as angelic and mesmerizing as I did when I first started listening to Joan Baez some 50 years ago, but then I heard the voice and melodies of Kirsten Maxwell,” says Jon Stein, host on WTBQ-FM, NY.
“I once saw Kirsten Maxwell take the stage in a raucous bar. The patrons were there to drink, not listen. She began a delicate ballad, and by the third line, she had them in the palm of her hand. Kirsten is a strikingly special performer.” – Paul Shaffer
“She opens her mouth and birds fly out.” – Vance Gilbert
Tickets are $35 and include a drink ticket.