On today’s episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary interviews Zoë Lewis, performer. The interview focuses on Zoë’s work, her life, and her career.
Zoë is known around the world as being an amazing performer and playing vintage jazz, world beat grooves on anything from the piano to the spoons!
Background on Zoë Lewis
Originally from the UK, she’s called Provincetown her home for the last 28 years. She’s traveled to over 70 countries picking up musical grooves and stories along the way. She released ten albums of original material. Zoë has toured with Judy Collins, the Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Nanci Griffiths and has even opened for Pat Benetar on the ukulele!
Her “Small is Tremendous” CD was signed to Judy Collins’ Wildflower record label. Another song was signed to Putumayo records and became #1 in the satellite radio kids charts for 18 weeks. She has won numerous songwriting awards and her songs have appeared on Broadway, in documentaries, movie soundtracks, and in commercials.
She created and starred in two musicals; SNAIL ROAD and ACROSS THE POND which was staged in Provincetown to packed houses. She leads a theatrical 1920’s SPEAKEASY which has become a big hit with the Cape Cod summer crowds performing prohibition-era jazz.
Zoë has played at numerous music festivals, teaches musical workshops, performs on Olivia cruises, and takes her show to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico every winter.
As much known these days for her storytelling as for her songs, her performances are upbeat and fun. Some say they are almost circus-like yet poignant and oftentimes political. Zoë is an entertainer from a bygone age.
Her newest album
Zoe’s 10th album of swing, folk and world-beat grooves on piano, uke and guitar joined by a stellar band. Clever songwriting delivered with a British sense of humor. Upbeat and intelligent and perfect for all ages. LISTEN / BUY