Katy Carr a British-Polish Singer to Perform in Buffalo | Arts & Culture
Polish-British Singer Katy Carr to Perform in Buffalo
Katy Carr sings about three WWII heros, a man who escaped Auschwitz, a woman who hid Jewish people in the basement of a Nazi and a bear who carried ammunition. All are true stories.
As a young singer, she became inspired by meeting a 90 year-old man who had made a daring escaped in the Camp Commander's car with three others at Auschwitz. Carr wrote a song and made a film about one of the escapees, Kazik Piechowski.
Well-known as an alt-folk singer in England, Carr has in the last few years delved into the roots of her mother's homeland of Poland. Her recent album, Paszport is comprised of songs about real-life dramatic characters from that country's history. Her songs are written mainly in English, enriched by Polish lyrics.
Carr's style has been compared to that of Kate Bush, P.J. Harvey, Bjork, and other eclectic singers. She accompanies her singing on piano and ukelele, while dressed in styles of the '30s and '40s. Her shows include historic video backdrops. Before becoming a full-time singer, Carr was a trainee in the Royal Air Force, with dreams of becoming a fighter pilot, before a scholarship led her to music school.
Katy Carr's Buffalo performance will take place on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College, 2063 Main St. in Buffalo.
The performance is sponsored by the Polish Legacy Project-WWII and the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius.
Admission is $10, $5/students
Katy Carr's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0jo_53y1Jg