THE LAST TOWN CHORUS

 

The distorted cry of a lap steel guitar slices through the Brooklyn night. A voice sings with aching sweetness and strength. Caressing melodies are barbed with stinging solos. This is the sound of The Last Town Chorus - the revolving ensemble led by singer/writer/lap-steel-guitarist Megan Hickey - whose singular approach to music has beguiled writers from SPIN, Uncut, Sunday Times, The Washington Post and The Village Voice, among countless others. Her live shows are nothing short of revelatory, bringing audience members to tears, turning critics into fanatics and building a fiercely loyal fan base in every city The Last Town Chorus visits. The new album, Wire Waltz, is even deeper, more powerful and more personal than the last and includes the wistful reinvention of David Bowie's 'Modern Love' that was recently featured in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. The Last Town Chorus ceased to be a duo in early 2004 with the parting of original guitarist Nat Guy, and Megan has performed and recorded with a revolving ensemble ever since! Wire Waltz was released in the UK/Europe (Loose), France (PIAS), and Australia/NZ (Shock) in late 2006 and in the US and Canada in March 2007. "She sings like an Angel and plays lap steel guitar like the Devil." - Village Voice "The Last Town Chorus’ aching lap-steel sound moves men to tears" - Chicago Tribune "Strange, dark magic..." - Sunday Times (UK)