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Doe Paoro @ Cafe du Nord
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Cafe Du Nord

Doe Paoro @ Cafe du Nord

Date: November 26, 2018 to November 26, 2018
Where: Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94114
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Doe PaoroSoft PowerFall 2018Bio written by Liz BarkerTransforming pain into transcendence is the genius of many pop artists, but Doe Paoro brings an entirely new depth to that process. On her third album Soft Power, the L.A.-based singer/songwriter digs into her own frustration and anguish, and ultimately comes away with a newfound strength that's profoundly inspiring."So much of the album is about reclaiming parts of myself that I had lost," explains Doe, who's originally from Syracuse, New York. "It's about being a woman, and what exactly that means at this particular moment in time; about witnessing a lack of justice when it comes to men and control. Both at the personal and societal levels, I was watching people in power play games with our lives, with the environment. I found this theme reappearing in the music I was writing during this period; it was less intentional and more about a certain kind of catharsis."Touring her electronically adorned second album After - a 2015 release produced at the Wisconsin studio helmed by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon - shaped Doe's intentions with Soft Power. "After had so many elaborate arrangements that were bigger than we could recreate with a live band, so we had to use backing tracks. It was limiting on stage - the music was mapped out in advance and I felt like we could never be completely spontaneous. I wanted to make an entire album that could be recreated live because for me, that's where the deeper connection takes place."Produced in London with Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae), Soft Power captures that immediacy while channeling the new-found self-possession into a soulful take on piano-driven pop. And with her penetrating contralto that can shift from gentle to commanding in an instant, Doe delivers a vocal performance perfectly suited to the album's message of thoughtful defiance. Recording to tape with a live band lent the songs a more instinctive, spontaneous quality. "There was no doubting or
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