The Genius Among Us: Talent From the ‘Hood

Chevalier’s Books Presents:


The Inimitable and Not To be Missed
Jill Sobule and Michael Tolkin
Singing and Reading and Performing
on Wednesday, June 10 at 7PM

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born, Los Angeles based singer-writer in the smart and witty tradition of Randy Newman and Warren Zevon. Over 11 albums and more than two decades of recording and performing, Jill has mused, with great compassion, empathy, wit and considerable charm on a wide range of subjects including the death penalty, depression, anorexia, shoplifting, alzheimer’s disease, coming of age, intolerance, and the Christian right.

Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, produced by Todd Rundgren. She found commercial and critical success a few years later with her 1995 self-titled album, which introduced a large radio audiences , and adoring critics, to her witty and personal songcraft. “Jill Sobule” included the original (and oft-banned) “I Kissed A Girl” as well as the satirical gem “Supermodel” which was featured on the hit soundtrack of the movie Clueless. Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base and to critical acclaim.

Michael Tolkin is a renowned filmmaker and novelist.