Carol Lipnik's haunting new art-song collection,
"Almost Back to Normal" is now available!
Buy/ Hear samples now
A collaboration with luminous pianist Matt Kanelos and eclectic violin virtuoso/producer Jacob Lawson, the new album blends lush, mystical soundscapes with hints of the baroque, jaunty Brecht-Weill cabaret, old-school soul music and the avant garde, all of it imbued with Carol's signature phantasmagoria and droll, absurdist humor. Recorded using an 1895 Steinway grand piano in the world-class sonics of Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyn, it's a collection of tersely intense songcraft and longer-scale, psychedelically-tinged mood pieces. 

"Earth-mother nightingale Carol Lipnik is a mesmerizing find. She has an ethereal soprano and a hippie air;
she writes fantastical tunes, full of mythic imagery, that carry the listener to worlds unknown. At last, her moment has come."
- James Gavin (biographer of Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, and Chet Baker)

"Carol Lipnik might not just be the best singer in New York - she might be the best singer anywhere"
- New York Music Daily

"I can probably count on 5 fingers or less those who have redefined music in recent memory. How Carol Lipnik is able to transcend each prior album and create new genres is testament to her virtuosity not only as composer, but performer as well. There is a prismatic brilliance to ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL that cannot be categorized. from moments of sweeping grandeur to delicate fragility as fleeting as a snowflake's beauty--all with minimum instrumentation. this is her magnum opus."
- George Maida 
The Electric Croude

"Like a spiderweb, Carol Lipnik is surprisingly strong in her ethereality, maintaining an eerie self-possession as she shares enigmatically spooky folk-art songs in an octave-spanning wail. In her weekly March engagement at Pangea, the East Village's cozy new cabaret space, she teams up with pianist Matt Kanelos to share selections from a new album of original music."
- Adam Feldman, Time Out NY

"If you are in NYC and you only do one thing culturally go and see Carol Lipnik at Pangea. If you love music and appreciate great songwriting and singing, if you came to NYC to experience magical happenings in tiny rooms that could never happen anyplace else in the world, if you dreamed of intimate nights surrounded by smart, talented, interesting people, this is what you're here for. Now DON'T MISS IT!!!!" 
- Mx. Justin Vivian Bond

March is "Almost Back To Normal" New York CD release celebration month
 in Manhattan and Brooklyn!
CAROL LIPNIK with Matt Kanelos on piano

Residency at
Sundays at 7pm
March 8th, with special guest Mx Justin Vivian Bond
March 15th, with special guest John Kelly
March 22nd, with special guest Nick Hallett
March 29th, with special guest Sweetie

178 Second Ave (between 11th and 12th Street, NYC)
$20 cover/$20 minimum food/beverage
in the gorgeous cozy cabaret room with great food and full bar
Limited seating RSVP 212 995 0900 for more info 

Bar LunAtico
Thursday, March 19th
2 sets, no cover/$10. suggested donation
486 Halsey Street, B'klyn, NY
718 513 0339
www.barlunatico for more info
CAROL LIPNIK and SPOOKARAMA with Dred Scott on piano

at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art Cafe
Sunday, April 12th at 11am and 12:30pm
Coney Island Brunch Concert to go with their Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland exhibit
600 Main Street
Hartford, Ct
Buy Tickets and more info

CAROL LIPNIK with Matt Kanelos on piano
Thursday, May 14th at 7pm
Tickets $18.
Double bill with RACHELLE GARNIEZ
425 Lafayette Street, NYC

Carol Lipnik is acclaimed for her hauntingly beautiful multi-octave voice and her spellbinding performances of darkly humorous and wrenchingly honest songs in which waves of melancholy break on a debris-strewn shoreline of ecstasy. The inimitable Coney Island native has six albums out on Mermaid Alley Music.

"Singer/songwriter Carol Lipnik doesn’t need a giant metallic lion and a football game or an elaborate The Sound of Music-themed extravaganza to make a memorable impact. Her incandescent voice gets the job done with no need for gimmicks."
-Beck Feibelman
The Clyde Fitch Report
Read the whole article/ interview here

"Carol Lipnik is that rare bird, the complete artist, with the soaring voice of a Dawn Upshaw, and the probing musical intelligence of Joni MItchell." 
          - John Kelly

"One of New York's FINEST singers and most original songwriters!!! 
...Carol's new songs, which are truly art songs, set in the jewel like quality of her voice reach such levels of glorious individuality that we were all gobsmacked."
         - Penny Arcade
"Carol embodies all we love about Coney Island, not only in her incredible singing voice and musical style, but in her personal dedication to the eerie and fantastic." - Richard Eagan

"The Barbra Streisand for the weird." - Marilyn Cvitanic

Carol is the winner of the 2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant for music



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  1. 1 [Info] Almost Back To Normal 03:54
  2. 2 [Info] Freakhouse Blues 03:09
  3. 3 [Info] Last Dance 03:12
  4. 4 Falling/ Floating 03:47
  5. 5 [Info] Honey Pot 02:42
  6. 6 [Info] The Things That Make You Grow 04:04
  7. 7 [Info] The Two Headed Calf 02:28
  8. 8 [Info] Poison Flower 02:59
  9. 9 [Info] Sonadora Dreamer 03:21
  10. 10 [Info] Traveling 03:47
  11. 11 Undine Outwitted 02:51
  12. 12 [Info] Lost Days And Songs 03:24
  13. 13 [Info] The Oyster And The Sand 04:12
  14. 14 [Info] Crow's Nest 02:46
  15. 15 [Info] Oh, The Tyranny 03:43
  16. 16 Crushed 05:29
  17. 17 [Info] Life Line 04:44
  18. 18 [Info] Troubled Waters 03:55
  19. 19 [Info] Some People's Souls 02:00
  20. 20 [Info] Farewell, Stranger 03:29
  21. 21 [Info] Creature 03:54
  22. 22 Werewolf 03:48
  23. 23 Where You Goin'? 02:29
  24. 24 [Info] Moth 05:28
  25. 25 Cloud Girl 04:23

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