Ferron will appear at the University of Washington May 29 2004. Get your tickets now: 206.323.0750. I don’t think its part of a big tour ( it’s the only date for six months ) so it might make for a very indulgent gig.

I saw Ferron in Boston on the Phantom Center tour in 1990 – 91, and she was fantastic. I remember, however, that plenty of the crowd was lukewarm about the electric guitar heavy sound of the Phantom Center band, as if it was a repudiation of the coziness of the Women’s folk music sound from her earlier work. What, a woman’s not allowed to explore?