On Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. legendary singer and songwriter Robin Lane will be performing her classic hits and her new album, “Dirt Road of Heaven” at The Beacon Restaurant and Warwick Cinema in Marblehead.
The evening will start with a meet and greet accompanied by appetizers and will be followed at 7 p.m. with Robin Lane’s documentary, “When things Go Wrong”. The highly acclaimed documentary, tells the story of Lane’s career and personal life, including her childhood traumas with her father who wanted Robin Lane as a girlfriend.
The touching documentary also highlights Lanes Manager, Mike Lembo who expressed “I never try to market an image for someone, I always try to take their image and market it, and in Robin’s case, unfortunately, she kept changing her image so quickly there was no continuity to what it was,” said Lembo on the documentary.
Tim Jackson, the Film Director of the documentary when “When Things Go Wrong” and Robin Lanes and the Chartbusters drummer also Lane’s lifetime friend who understands Lembo used Robin Lane to establish himself as a manager. “I think Robin wasn’t properly marketed to the kind of music she was writing and that’s why that period when she could have grabbed the brass ring, she was unable to get it,” said Jackson.
According to Jackson, Lane’s new image should have been marketed as a very strong independent feminist woman rather than as a powerful punk rock band. Jackson will be present to offer his insight at the event.
The documentary also highlights Lane’s support for women with trauma offering healing with her Songbird Sings Organization. Motherhood, along with decades of writing and performing has brought Robin to this point in her amazing life.
At 8:30 p.m. Lane will perform with her band featuring Marblehead’s bass guitarist, John Pfister, Peter Hoffman playing the guitar, and Jim Treacy playing the Cajon box drums.
This special evening will fill you with the songs, the stories, and the opportunity to get to know Robin Lane, a pioneer for women in rock.
Tickets are on sale for $25 at the door. For more information please visit, Thebeaconmarblehead.com or call (781) 631- 0180.