425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
Nightlife | Singles
On The Looking's most recent album Songs For a Traveler, band leader Todd Carter takes American music from the Plains of the 19th century (Sail Around) as well as songs from the 1950’s (Long Black Veil), and spins them into lush, dreamy soundscapes that climax in full rock fashion. As a performer and vocalist Carter has been called “intriguing and fascinating” (Collected Sounds), “eclectic and provocative” (The Chronicle), and “like nobody else you have heard before” (IndieMusic.com). This evening, Carter will be joined by his band of New York luminaries whose collective credits include playing with everyone from Norah Jones and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to Andrew Bird and DJ Logic.
“The man behind the remarkable project is Todd Carter, a New York-based singer (phenomenal, actually) multi-instrumentalist and arranger who goes by the pseudonym The Looking. The concept of reinterpreting folk standards is nothing new but Carter's dramatic, occasionally operatic and densely orchestrated approach gives songs like "Wayfaring Stranger," "Long Black Veil" and Hank Williams' "Angel of Death" a powerful, goose-bump-inducing force.” (Direct Current)