Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
Elsie takes the listener on a guided tour of one's own heart. A kaleidoscopic view of "Falling in Love Again" via iconic songs of Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Aznavour, Barbara Streisand, Michel Legrand, Venessa Paradis, Eddy Mitchell, Gato Barbieri.
Elsie Parker, French and English vocals and woodwinds Ken Kehner, piano Wayne Coniglio, bass Matt Henry, percussion
"Elsie Parker & The Poor People of Paris" have recorded four CDs: "Elle se souvient" (She Remembers) "Entre nous" (Between Us), "Je t'aime encore" (I Love You Still) and "LIVE!" from The Sheldon
"WOW, Elsie Parker IS Edith Piaf reincarnated!!!
Amazing. Thanks for sending, so good to hear what your band
does." Sylvia McNair
“Elsie is able to musically transport the audience to another place and time..and what a journey. We’re just lucky to tag along.” -Steve Potter Cityscape St. Louis Public Radio.
"Her beautiful vocals are perfectly matched to a wide variety of French popular songs...with more than just a touch of jazz." Steve Pick St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"..son interprétation est magnifique et particulièrement séduisante". André Bernard Paris TV "La Chance aux Chansons"
"Her interpretation is magnificent and particularly seductive."