Her songs evoke Alices journey through Wonderland: circus-y, spooky, enchanting and reminiscent of another time. Part Joanna Newsom (though trading in the harp for a toy piano and actually possessing a great voice) and part Regina Spektor, Rickman pens tunes that carry a sort of theatrical, magical curiosity. The use of the toy piano in any other artists repertoire would come across as kitschy and campy, but after listening to Rickmans lullabies, you cant imagine them played any other way. Joining Rickman at the Gypsy Lounge is AJ Degrasse, who needs nothing more than a (real) piano and his velvety voice to carry a song.
Tue., Feb. 23, 8:45 p.m., 2010