July 01, 2008
by DJ Wavy Davy, Chronogram Magazine
McKenzie weaves a strange tale through the music business and back again. After leaving rural Oregon for a New York acting/singing career, she found a musical soulmate along the way in musician/coproducer Jeff Michne. Together, they began work on Chances, McKenzie's first album—until a mystery physical affliction kept her from playing for years. Cut to Ulster County, where the now recovered McKenzie found a new career leading Music Together classes, an interactive, child-parent music education series. Mckenzie remains a bit of an enigma, with a voice straight from heaven pouring out rootsy songs like "Gin," which features a haunting banjo hook and production that would make T Bone Burnett jealous. Join Mckenzie and her bandmates Scott Petito, Dan Hickey, and Michne at the Bearsville Theater in honor of the long-awaited debut of Chances (Zatchubilly Music). Mark Brown (from Uncle Buckle) opens this highly recommended record-release show. 8pm. $10. Bearsville. (845) 679-4406.