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Arlo Parks: The Sheen Center 2021

Arlo Parks at The Sheen Center (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)

Arlo Parks at The Sheen Center (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)



[Ed. Note: All month, FUV is celebrating Women's History Month through FUV Live history. We first chatted with Arlo Parks early in 2021 for an acoustic FUV Live session, literally recorded in her London bedroom due to Covid, so imagine our delight when she played The Sheen Center in person for us months later. Since that concert, Arlo has been nominated for two Grammy awards in the categories of Best New Artists and Best Alternative Album for Collapsed in Sunbeams, to be announced on April 3, 2022.  Arlo, who is touring North America this winter with Clairo, has already begun the new year with fresh music, releasing a single, "Softly"].

Arlo Parks is a star. We knew it when we first heard her voice, but seeing her live is believing.

Last year, WFUV listeners voted her their top artist discovery. This year — shortly after winning the prestigious Mercury Prize for her 2021 debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams — Arlo played an exclusive show for WFUV Marquee Members at The Sheen Center, during her first-ever trip to NYC.

It was also her very first live performance in North America, so check out her duo set with guitarist Dani Diodato, and hear why they were given the first of many stateside standing ovations to come.


  • Hurt
  • Cola
  • Eugene
  • Black Dog
  • Collapsed In Sunbeams
  • Angel's Song
  • Super Sad Generation
  • Green Eyes
  • Caroline
  • Hope

[Recorded: 9/20/21; Engineers: Jim O'Hara and Hear No Evil; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]