A funny thing happened to popular music through the 1990s. In the early to middle portion of the decade, the heavy, male-centric Seattle grunge movement with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains dominated. From the middle to end of the decade, though, practically disparate female pop artists took over.
And not just female singers, but singer/songwriters who also played instruments — like guitarists Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette and keyboardist Tori Amos (toriamos.com), the North Carolina native who makes a stop at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on her Ocean To Ocean tour on Saturday.
From her 1992 debut Little Earthquakes through 2021 bookend Ocean To Ocean (written and recorded in Cornwall, England during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown), it’s always been evident that Amos was a little different from her peers, and not just in instrumentation. More cerebral than Missouri native Crow and less quirky than Canada native Morissette, Amos now splits her residence between Great Britain and nearby Martin County.
Both of the soaring singer’s recorded bookends are featured on her 2023 tour stops, since Little Earthquakes (The B-Sides) is a recent vinyl collection of rarities from that impactful debut 31 years ago.
Tori Amos plays Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
When: 8 p.m. June 17
Tickets: $90 + up (sold out)
Info: 561-832-7469; www.kravis.org