Episode 183: Tierney Sutton

tierney  A performer has obligations to her audience, of course, but jazz singer Tierney Sutton believes that the audience also has obligations to the performer: to be alert, to be present, to listen acutely. “And if I can’t be in that state,” she says, “I don’t go.” For her, music is a spiritual act, an expression of her Baha’i faith. Happily, she also welcomes rock-ribbed secular listeners like me.

  • tierney person PERSON: John Coltrane
  • tierney place PLACE: the Lobero Theatre
  • tierney thing THING: D minor
  • randy place RANDY’S PLACE: the Rajah Theater

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