Get out: Lilith Fair at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan (pictured) brings her revived Lilith Tour to Merriweather Post Pavilion tonight, with a bevy of notable female performers in tow.

Some of the acts are old favorites like the Indigo Girls, but many are newer, up-and-coming stars on the music scene.


Highlights on the bill are the lush, breathy Sara Bareilles and the enigmatic Cat Power, as well as Jesca Hoop and Missy Higgins. Tickets are $77-$127, and doors open at 2:30 p.m.

A few years ago, I met Hoop during a music conference in Louisville, Ky., sat next to her during dinner and interviewed her the next day. I ended up writing one of my all time favorite ledes ...

Here it is, from a piece that ran in June 2007:

Louisville, Ky. -- After dinner, singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop picks up her full glass of pinot noir and offers you some. There is too much wine left for her to finish alone, and she needs some help.

As a joke, you wonder aloud whether she has mono."No, but I do have stereo," she answers.

Whimsical, playful and enigmatic in her life and music, Hoop is building a buzz among acoustic music fans and industry reps. She's on tour with the Polyphonic Spree and comes to the 9:30 Club on Saturday.

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