Gaby Moreno

Jul 1, 2022
7:30pm to 9:00pm

FREE!

Overton Park Shell
1928 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
United States

Description:

2022 Orion Free Concert Series at Overton Park Shell. Picnic baskets, beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs are always welcome. We also offer food and beverage for sale in our ShellEats community area. Dogs on a leash are welcome in designated areas. Overton Park Shell is a nonsmoking facility.

 

Armed with a warm, soulful sound, Moreno creates music that offers an intoxicating invitation into her `musical world for English and Spanish speakers alike.

Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter-producer Gaby Moreno has released 6 albums, earned a Grammy nomination for her album, Illusion (Best Latin Pop Album, 2017) and won a Latin Grammy (Best New Artist, 2013)

Her moving version of the classic song “Cucurrucucú Paloma” was chosen to play at the end of the emotional  episode "God Bless America" for the last season of Netflix' original show, "Orange Is The New Black” .

Moreno has shared the international stage with pop music luminaries such as Bono, Andrea Boccelli, Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Hugh Laurie, Buena Vista Social Club, Calexico, David Gray and many more.  

Her album “¡Spangled!” - a collaboration with musician, songwriter and arranger, Van Dyke Parks – is a set of ten songs celebrating the migration of song across the  Americas and spans more than a century, including a bolero from Panama, a  bossa nova from Brazil, and an elegiac ballad from the Southwest United States.

Features a duet with Jackson Browne and an art cover designed by Klaus Voormann (who designed The Beatles’ Revolver cover).

Gaby was also chosen to sing the theme song and voice a character (Marlena) on the multi Emmy Award-winning Disney children’s television series, “Elena of Avalor,” which features Disney's first Latina princess.

More recently, she composed all the music for the movie “Language Lessons”, directed by Natalie Morales and co-written/starring Morales and Mark Duplass.

In 2020 she produced, co-wrote and sang the duet “Bolero a La Vida” with legendary cuban singer Omara Portuondo from Buena Vista Social Club fame and received a Latin Grammy nomination in the “Best Tropical Song” category.

Gaby also produced 6 songs for Omara’s upcoming album set to be released later this year, featuring duets with Ruben Blades, Keb Mo and Dionne Warwick.

This year, Moreno is set to release her 7th album, “Alegoría”, produced by herself, featuring among others her guitar heroes Marc Ribot and Davíd Garza. The album comprises 11 songs both in English and Spanish, exploring themes of hope, love, nostalgia and desolation.