**CW TV LIVESTREAM** - Leslie Mendelson Live from City Winery NYC - 10/29/20Thursday, October 29 2020 7PM EASTERN Start
**CW TV LIVESTREAM** - Leslie Mendelson Live from City Winery NYC - 10/29/20
- 7PM EASTERN
Leslie Mendelson’s previous work, including 2009 Grammy-nominated debut album ‘Swan Feathers’ and 2017 album, ‘Love & Murder’ dealt closely with matters of the heart. However, when it came time to compose the songs that comprise ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…,’ she and her longtime writing partner Steve McEwan set out to examine the anxiety stemming from the current socio-political climate with songs like "Medication," "I Need Something To Care About" and "Would You Give Up Your Gun.” It’s fitting extension of a more socially conscious outlook offered on “A Human Touch”—Leslie’s duet with Jackson Browne for the documentary film, ‘5B,’ released in 2019.
If Leslie Mendelson’s only collaboration with a legendary musician was Jackson Browne, it would be a worthy point to celebrate. However, what’s truly telling is that Leslie has also drawn the attention of The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir who recorded a duet with her on Roy Orbison's standard, “Blue Bayou,” while no less than classic rock royalty, The Who, invited her to open two shows at Madison Square Garden. She was set to open three more dates for the band that were unfortunately postponed due to the 2020 pandemic. With some of rock music’s most legitimate voices seeking Leslie out, it leaves no doubt the sacred ground that her artistry inhabits.