Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines
with Bonnie Whitmore • Ashlee Rose • Edie Lynn
Event SummarySEATED SHOW BUT SEATING NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT RESERVED BOOTH. -- BOOTHS DO NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION.--
Thatâ€™s how Terri Hendrix ends her first book: With a promise of more â€” much more â€” to come. More books? Yes. More music? Most assuredly. More living with passion, playing with heart and embracing the light to spite the dark â€” i.e., all that â€œSpiritual Kindâ€ of stuff that matters most? Count on it. Because the way Hendrix herself sees it, sheâ€™s just now getting started.
â€œI want there to be more to my life than just mere existence,â€ she writes in one of the essays featured in her new book, â€œCry Till You Laugh â€” The Part That Ainâ€™t Art.â€ â€œNo matter what I do, where I go, or whatever trials this year might have in store for me, I want to remember my ability to laugh â€¦ I want joy. And hope. And inspiration. And above all, a sense of purpose.â€
Joy, hope, inspiration (and laughter, too) are all essential ingredients to the acclaimed singer-songwriterâ€™s art, and itâ€™s a recipe sheâ€™s been perfecting for the better part of two decades now. For evidence, one need only listen to her most recent album, â€œCry Till You Laugh.â€ As the title suggests, thereâ€™s tears in the mix, too, because Hendrix likes her yin with her yang, if only to keep both honest. But rest assured this is one artist youâ€™ll never find wallowing in misery; instead, she spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues. As she sings on the ebullient â€œSlow Down,â€ â€œIâ€™ve been swimming in quicksand/and Iâ€™m coming up for air.â€ Part affirmation, part battle cry, itâ€™s a rage-against-the-dark message that echoes throughout the rest of the entire album, from the exuberant rush of â€œRoll Onâ€ to the rise-from-dirt/catch-the-light resolve of the introspective â€œCome Tomorrow.â€