performs the title track from her CD Almost Back to Normal at Joe's Pub.
Music Video for
"Almost Back to Normal."
performs "The Two Headed Calf"
at Rockwood Music Hall.
performs "Nonviolent Man" as part of
Weimar New York at Joe's Pub.
"Carol Lipnik might
not just be the
best singer in New York -- she might be
the best singer anywhere."
- New York Music
"Like a spiderweb, Carol Lipnik is
surprisingly strong in her ethereality,
maintaining an eerie self-possession as
she shares enigmatically spooky folk-art
songs in an octave-spanning wail."
- Time Out New York
Carol Lipnik's music does more than evoke a shadow-world
of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures, from
sideshow freaks and b-movie monsters to love's obsessive
victims. It creates that world, bringing it into audible
being through her stunningly versatile four-octave voice
and expressive, impeccably crafted songs. Her live shows
draw audiences in with an intimacy and intensity that is
both theatrical and deeply musical. Her repertoire --
ranging from mad, carnival-ride tangos and waltzes to
dramatic Bowie-esque rock to intricate, semi-acoustic
art songs -- is unified by the singer's visionary
commitment to the beauty of strangeness and the
strangeness of beauty. Carol Lipnik's songs and
performances are, in the truest sense, enchantments.
Carol’s popular weekly performance residency, with Matt
Kanelos on piano, at the East Village boîte
Pangea has repeatedly been a featured top cabaret
critic’s pick in Time Out. Carol has also
performed at such venues as Joe’s Pub, The Abrons Arts
Center, PS 122, the Hudson Opera House, the Wadsworth
Atheneum Museum of Art and The Spiegeltent at Bard
The inimitable Coney Island native has released six CDs
on her Mermaid Alley music label; the latest, Almost
Back To Normal (2015), was funded by a grant from
the Peter S. Reed Foundation. She has collaborated with
and composed music for performance artist John Kelly's
latest work The Escape Artist, and these songs
are also included on his 2016 CD recording Beauty
Kills Me. She was recently an artist in residence
at the Yaddo Art Colony in Saratoga Springs, NY.
442-D Lorimer Street #150
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"There is a prismatic
brilliance to ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL that cannot be
categorized; from moments of sweeping grandeur to
delicate fragility as fleeting as a snowflake's beauty -
all with minimum instrumentation. This is her magnum
- George Maida, The
Electric Croude, WCVE-FM (NPR)
the many ongoing weekly gigs in this city, it’s
impossible to think of a more happening one right now
than this show... If state-of-the-art song-craft and
magical voices are your thing, miss this at your peril.
Years from now, people will be saying they were here
even if they weren’t… Carol Lipnik might not just be the
best singer in New York - she might be the best singer
- New York Music Daily
nightingale Carol Lipnik is a mesmerizing find. She has
an ethereal soprano and a hippie air; she writes
fantastical tunes, full of mythic imagery, that carry
the listener to worlds unknown. At last, her moment has
James Gavin (biographer of Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, and