Originally Published: July 13, 2018 6 a.m.
Tucson-based international singer Katherine Byrnes will bring the music of Carole King’s “Tapestry” album to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center on Saturday.
A new rendition of a Carole King show that she’s been doing for a couple years, Byrnes said the main thing about the show is it works to encompass what King brought to live performances as well as the camaraderie between musicians and the ability for the crowd to sing along and dance.
“We’re bringing the energy of the album into a live setting,” she said.
“Tapestry” was on “Rolling Stone’s” list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time at number 36, held the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years and won the 1972 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Further, its song “It’s Too Late” was on its list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at number 469 and won the Grammy for Record of the Year” while its song “You’ve Got a Friend” won the Grammy for Song of the Year.
Byrnes takes the stage to at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and can be purchased online at www.Prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
The show isn’t just the music of the “Tapestry” album though, as the second act features favorites from King’s repertoire that people really enjoy, Byrnes said, adding that her songbook is an incredibly diverse one, noting that King wrote with Gerry Goffin as a writing partner.
“She started out as a songwriter not for herself,” Byrnes said. “They were writing for everybody else … the 1960s and 1970s were a melting pot of music.”
Her songwriting helped unify different styles and genres as well, speaking to something inside of every person, she said. As such, “The Tapestry Album Live in Concert” has something for everyone.
For those who come and are a fan of King’s music, it’s going to present a lovely night between the energies of the musicians and the fans, Byrnes said.
“It’s going to be a fabulous night of music,” she said.
This is also going to be the first time Byrnes has performed at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, though she has performed with her band in Prescott before. She’s excited for the Elks and excited for the crowd, she said.
The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is located at 117 E. Gurley St. For more information, visit www.katherinebyrnes.com.