Tuesday, February 27, 2024

What’s the show? Olivia Chaney and Floyds Row

Who’s it for? Sophisticated folkies.

Where, when and how much? Tuesday night. Floyds Row plays from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and from 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. and Olivia Chaney plays from 7:40 to 9 p.m. at The Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., between Harvard and Porter squares. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Who are they? A folk singer from London; a British-American ensemble formed in Oxford that explores early, folk and classical idioms and has an album coming out this year. Floyds Row is Emily Noël, soprano; Asako Takeuchi, fiddle; George Lykogiannis, accordion; Justin Godoy, recorder; Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba and double bass; Chris Ferebee, mandolin, guitar and cittern.

Are they any good? The L.A. Weekly on Chaney: “Multi-talented … completely dizzying, a sound that didn’t seem to be of this earth.” The BBC Music Review on Chaney: “A major talent.”  The Washington Post on Floyds Row: “Soprano Emily Noël gave sparkling performances of polished Claudio Monteverdi songs, as well as more homespun English ballads in a sort of entr’acte of groundling music.” The New York Times on Floyds Row: “Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing.”

More: Olivia Chaney is here and Floyds Row is here.