Madeleine Peyroux © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Madeleine Peyroux



Madeline Peyroux and Esperanza Spalding by Andy Vastagh

After growing up in places like Brooklyn, Southern California and Paris, Madeleine Peyroux has been influenced by the world of music to create a unique musical sound to match her distinctive voice. Taking the Austin City Limits stage for the first time, Peyroux shares her jazz-influenced pieces from her album Bare Bones, her first album solely of original songs.

With three previous albums, including 2004’s Careless Love and 2006’s Half the Perfect World, her newest
release, Bare Bones, wowed fans and critics alike through Peyroux’s mesmerizing vocals and flowing lyrics.

Peyroux penned or co-authored all 11 tracks, crossing over into full-fledged songwriter terrain after  years as a master interpreter, said Paste. “The album builds from wariness, to loss, to acceptance, and finally to hope,” Peyroux said. “I’m really happy I got to write. It feels like a new segment, and it’s great work.”

Peyroux incorporate sounds drawn from country, R&B and folk into the album. “I’m surrounded by beautiful sounds, really honest musicians, really honest playing,” she said.

UK’s Times said, ”In the age of manufactured fame, it’s refreshing to encounter a singer with zero interest in the celebrity trappings that come with selling a million-plus albums. So the only way to get to know Madeleine Peyroux is through her work.”

The Observer said, “Bare Bones remains a work of high class, deep feeling and, let’s not forget, magical singing.”