Kendra Morris

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s most legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live is where atmosphere, acoustics and culinary excellence collide, bringing unheard-of listening experiences (with unrivaled cocktails and sharable plates to match.) The attitude is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. On select nights, guests can experience Judson’s Live and discover new music all at a price suited for our most important audience – everyone.

There’s something undeniably out-of-time about Kendra Morris and her indelibly cool singer-songwriter style. It combines rough-hewn powerhouse vocals with arrangements that betray both an extensive record collection and a whimsical instinct for joyous noises — think Dusty Springfield fronting Spoon circa Kill the Moonlight or a ‘60s girl group creative directed by Nick Lowe and PeeWee Herman. The result is vibrant and varied and packed with personality.

An accomplished visual artist and stop-motion animator, it’s appropriate that Morris’s music takes a collagist approach, mischievously recombining all sorts of rock and roll ingredients – the sass and swagger of Ronnie Spector, the more acid-fried corners of the Nuggets compilations, post-modern interpolations of mid-century exotica music, the cracking snares and sugary urbanity of ESG – while offering moments of vulnerable insight from a life spent in pursuit of creativity.

“When you introduce yourself to someone,” says Morris, “you can yada yada the broad strokes of your life. But it’s the textures and specific details in life, music or art that give it meaning.” Morris bravely luxuriates in the little details of her work, which serve as a self-portrait – unvarnished yet thrilling because of its imperfections.

 

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
April 17, 2024
Price:
From $25
Time:
7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s most legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live is where atmosphere, acoustics and culinary excellence collide, bringing unheard-of listening experiences (with unrivaled cocktails and sharable plates to match.) The attitude is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. On select nights, guests can experience Judson’s Live and discover new music all at a price suited for our most important audience – everyone.

There’s something undeniably out-of-time about Kendra Morris and her indelibly cool singer-songwriter style. It combines rough-hewn powerhouse vocals with arrangements that betray both an extensive record collection and a whimsical instinct for joyous noises — think Dusty Springfield fronting Spoon circa Kill the Moonlight or a ‘60s girl group creative directed by Nick Lowe and PeeWee Herman. The result is vibrant and varied and packed with personality.

An accomplished visual artist and stop-motion animator, it’s appropriate that Morris’s music takes a collagist approach, mischievously recombining all sorts of rock and roll ingredients – the sass and swagger of Ronnie Spector, the more acid-fried corners of the Nuggets compilations, post-modern interpolations of mid-century exotica music, the cracking snares and sugary urbanity of ESG – while offering moments of vulnerable insight from a life spent in pursuit of creativity.

“When you introduce yourself to someone,” says Morris, “you can yada yada the broad strokes of your life. But it’s the textures and specific details in life, music or art that give it meaning.” Morris bravely luxuriates in the little details of her work, which serve as a self-portrait – unvarnished yet thrilling because of its imperfections.