Join us for a culinary and music journey through France.
Released in 1948, Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose", or "life through rosy glasses" was an instant hit in Europe and has withstood the test of time. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, including Bing Crosby, Tony Martin, Louis Armstrong and Donna Summers.
We are honored to showcase Austin-based musician, Christine Albert performing a sampling of her Edith Piaf show.
About the talent:
Christine Albert is a "Texas Chanteuse" - a woman who is part Edith Piaf, part cowgirl, and always (all ways) wonderful.
"Christine Albert’s French Show moves gracefully between French and English. She covers songs by French icons Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Charles Trenet, as well as American standards with French translations, including “The Man I Love”, “Autumn Leaves” and “Let It Be Me”. A touch of swing...a couple of original country heartbreak songs with a French chorus or two...some cajun grooves...Chuck Berry's "C'est La Vie"...Christine Albert pushes beyond a typical cabaret act to present a show that honestly reflects the class and charisma of this cowgirl chanteuse. She has performed her French Show at The San Angelo Museum of Art, Houston International Festival, The Texas French Symposium/San Antonio, Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Austin Community College, The Blanton Museum of Art, The French Legation, The Brackenridge Hospital Foundation Dinner and at numerous other private and public events.
The Austin Chronicle said that “hearing Albert singing 'La Vie en Rose' was as memorable as any moment this writer recalls. Her voice floated - the song's lyrical beauty free and dancing in the ether.” This is the perfect music for a sophisticated event or concert setting, whether you are in Paris, in Texas, or in Paris, Texas."
Follow her on her fan page.
Menu to come.