Phoebe Kreutz is leading a double life. By day, she is a mild-mannered lyricist, working away on her musicals and hiring herself out to respectable projects. But at night she grabs her guitar and heads for bizarre venues in wonky spots around the world to sing her own brand of joke folk.
In her life as a lyricist, Phoebe has written for shows like Disney’s Johnny and the Sprites, Les Frere Corbusier’s Dance Dance Revolution and TADA’s Everything About a Family. She works with fancy composers like Gary Adler (Altar Boyz) and Daniel Israel to create new works of musical theater. The BMI workshop even gave her a Harrington Award.
But sometimes she needs to sing her own songs. Combining some Jonathan Richman and P.G. Wodehouse with a little Joan Baez, Phoebe’s songs are funny in a sad way and sad in a funny way. Since starting out at the Sidewalk Cafe, she’s moved up, down and sideways in the world. From Birdland to a basement in Paris to a castle in Darmstadt. Hell, she’s even performed at Carnegie Hall (well, as a dancer in her punk-rock dance troupe Underthrust, but still…) She’s released a bunch of albums and she’s always playing shows. You should go see one!