Beth Orton, Pneumatic Tubes: Variety Playhouse
Thursday September 14, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
CRITIC’S PICK: Back in 1996, UK singer/songwriter Orton captured the ears of modern rockers on her debut with an imaginative combination of folk and trip-hop. But since then, she has bubbled under the radar, even though she has been releasing quality albums steadily over the decades. Her most recent, 2022’s Weather Alive brings a more atmospheric, pensive sound with jazz tinges. Orton’s resigned voice and deliberate music remains absorbing if chilly, but it’s likely her audience will be those captivated by her early work. — Hal Horowitz
From the venue:English singer/songwriter Beth Orton at Variety Playhouse.