Eleanor Friedberger with Ex Cops
Pier 17, Manhattan
Eleanor Friedberger is an exceptional songwriter, a fearless performer, and one of the sweetest alto voices in music. A masterful wordsmith, Friedberger mashes up colorful, complicated lyrical lines into beautiful refrains, often describing whirlwind New York moments within her narratives. Her performances are delivered with passionate vocal phrasing and excellent manipulation of melody, never ceasing in her explorations of sound. Although Friedberger is known for her role as the lead singer of The Fiery Furnaces, one of music’s most interesting and dynamic bands, she is just as comfortable playing alone on a stage with an acoustic guitar as she is fronting a band.