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Lucinda Williams / Bettye LaVette @ Clearwater Fest 6/22/2014
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 2
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 2
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 2

Seeger began hosting "folk picnics" in the 1960s to pay for building a boat that would travel on the Hudson to highlight environmental issues. Seeger and his wife, Toshi, who died last July, lived in nearby Beacon, in a home with a spectacular view of a bend in the river.

The informal fundraising concerts became the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival in 1978. In recent years it has settled in a park jutting into the river in this community 35 miles north of New York City and has modernized beyond its folkie roots. With the strong lineup, Seeger remembrances and sunny skies, organizers were expecting their biggest crowd ever. - [Daily Freeman]

One of the most laid-back music festivals in the NY area, the environmentally themed Clearwater Festival happened over the weekend, the first since this death of founder Pete Seeger. The second day (Sunday, 6/22) featured music across seven stages, including Puss N Boots who pics are posted here. Sunday's lineup also included Lucinda Williams, Bettye LaVette, Arc Iris, Toshi and Bernice Reagan, Martin Sexton, Houndmouth, and more. Pictures from day 2 of Clearwater Fest are in this post.

Pictures from Clearwater day 1 are HERE. More of day 2 below....

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photos by Chris La Putt

Puss N Boots @ Clearwater Fest, 6/22/2014
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 2

Puss N Boots, the country trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper, have been playing live since 2008 but are just now getting ready to release their debut album. No Fools, No Fun will be out July 15 on Blue Note and features a mix of originals and covers (Neil Young, The Band, Wilco). A few of the songs, like Neil Young's "Down by the River," were actually recorded live and you can stream that one below.

The band just played this past weekend's Clearwater Festival in Croton, NY and pictures and video from their Sunday (6/22) performance are in this post. Puss N Boots will be touring in July, including a record release show in Brooklyn at The Bell House on 7/15. Tickets are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, along with LP tracklist, song stream and more Clearwater Fest pics/video, below...

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RIchard Thompson at Joe's Pub in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Richard Thompson

Clearwater Festival will return to Croton Point Park on June 21 & 22 in Croton, NY this year. Performers include Puss N Boots (feat. Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper), Rufus Wainwright, former Fairport Convention guitarist Richard Thompson (whose 2013 LP gave his career a bit of a re-boost), Josh Ritter, Tom Paxton, Houndmouth, David Amram, Spirit Family Reunion, Arc Iris and more. Tickets, including 2-day passes and single-day tickets, are on sale now.

The festival's founder Pete Seeger normally plays every year, but this will be the first one since the folk legend's passing earlier this year.

Full lineup below...

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Puss N Boots @ Rockwood Music Hall, 5/9/2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Puss n' Boots

Puss N Boots, the "Sex, love, and Country music" trio featuring Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper, and Norah Jones, who play out in NYC every so often, begin a three-week Thursdays residency at The Bell House tonight, playing with So Brown with The Robs. Then on January 17 they play with The Parkington Sisters and on January 24 they're with Tall Pines. All three shows feature "special guest dancer" Minnie Tonka. Tickets to all three shows are still available.

Video of Puss N Boots playing City Winery this time last year below...

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Levon Helm at Summerstage, July 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Levon Helm

The great Levon Helm will be paid tribute on 11/19 at Hill Country (30 w26th St, Manhattan), when Catherine Popper (of Levon Helm/Jack White/Ryan Adams/Grace Potter's bands) will assemble Puss 'n Boots (which probably means Norah Jones) to lead a benefit at the venue. Levon's charity 'Keep It Going!' will be the receipient of the proceeds, a charity designed to keep Midnight Ramble, the studio and associated properties up and running. Joining Popper will be performances from Suzanna Choffel, Fredro Perry, The Cheating Hearts, and Bug & Bru (of The Defibulators). $20 gets you in.

This isn't the first time that a member of Grace Potter's band has been involved in a benefit; the frontwoman herself performed at a Levon Helm tribute show in early October.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals meanwhile, who just hit Austin, play a pair of NYC shows this week starting at Beacon Theater, tonight, 11/16 (tickets) and again tomorrow, 11/17 (tickets).

Meanwhile check out pictures from the Austin show.

Puss & Boots @ Rockwood in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Puss and Boots

Monday night at the Bell House:

Sex, love, and Country music! Puss and Boots brings to Brooklyn holiday cheer, many P and B special guests/santa's helpers, and hay stacks...lots of them!

Featuring burlesque by Nasty Canaste, and Minnie Tonka plus Speical guests Teddy Thompson, Kaki King, Seth Herzog, Sonia Brown, Michelle Casillas, Jeff Hill, Harper Blynn and more!

7:30pm Doors / 8pm Show / $15 Advance Tickets

I don't know who the "and more" are, but don't forget that Puss n Boots is Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper, and Norah Jones.

Speaking of Norah Jones and Christmas, did you catch her playing the Ace Hotel on Anthony Bourdain's recently-aired Christmas show? Did you catch Fucked Up at the end of the same show?

photos by Eric Townsend, words by Andrew Frisicano

Doveman (w/ Norah Jones on vocals)...
Doveman

Thomas Bartlett was at the center of his Doveman and Friends concert at the Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, January 12nd. On top of the headlining set, Barlett ably accompanied openers The Poison Tree (Steve Salett of King of France) and Sam Amidon on piano (even sitting in for some tasteful drums during Sam's set). Though the night on the whole seemed casual and off-the-cuff, with plenty of stories and asides, Bartlett's piano playing was always on point.

Sam Amidon opened with "How Come That Blood," the superb preview single off his forthcoming record, with its rapid, coordinated fingerpicking and clear traditional-ballad-like melody. He traced his set's progression through a song cycle about a character named "Ryan Seek Rest." When least expected, Amidon let loose a rooster scream that burned through the crowd.

Puss N Boots played an all-covers set that included songs by Johnny Cash, Doc Watson, Wilco (" Jesus, Etc" with Norah Jones singing sublimely) and Wanda Jackson (who herself is coming to town. The drummer-less three-piece made good use of their own vocal trademarks when harmonizing - Catherine Popper's bassy voice, Sasha Dobson's direct tone and Norah's breathier notes.

Doveman started his set with a run of songs off The Conformist, his hooky, atmospheric pop gem that came out late last year. As a dynamic piano player and singer, Bartlett doesn't need much in the way of support, and he didn't get much from his band, who seemed to be tearing into the material for the first time, afraid to make themselves known in any real way. Norah sang back up on a song, and Justin Bond, who has been working with Doveman on a new album, sang one too. So did Dawn Landes (who has a BV-presented record release show coming up at the same club). "Dancing" was the encore lullaby that sent off the crowd.

Coming up, Sam Amidon will be opening for Beth Orton at City Winery next Sunday and Monday . Doveman's upcoming tour dates (including SXSW) are posted below. At the show, he also mentioned that he'd be performing with Elysian Fields at LPR on Friday, January 22nd. Tickets are on sale.

More pictures from Mercury Lounge are below...

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Donald Fagen

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen will be joining Levon Helm at Terminal 5 on Thursday. It's also a chance to see Okkervil River who are opening for the show. Tickets are still on sale.

Okkervill River's Will Sheff (recently seen covering Fleetwood Mac) contributed to the new Norah Jones album.

Puss n Boots (aka Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper, and Norah Jones (not Avril Lavigne as listed on Mercury Lounge's website) are opening for Doveman and friends at Mercury Lounge on January 12th. Tickets are still on sale. As previously mentioned, Doveman band member Sam Amidon opens that show too.

Tickets are also now on sale for the two "Doveman + Peter Pears : An Evening With Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly" shows at The Kitchen.

ConformistNorah Jones, Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, and members of the National are among those who contributed to the new Doveman album.

Doveman, Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly are playing this year's Big Ears Fest which is curated by a member of the National.

Sam Amidon was reportedly "backed by Doveman, Beth Orton, Final Fantasy + Shazad Ismaily" at Rockwood Music Hall the other night.

Final Fantasy is not called Final Fantasy any more. Tickets are still on sale for the Owen Pallett show happening at Bowery Ballroom on January 18th.

Beth Orton and Shazad (who also plays in Doveman) both contribute to Sam's forthcoming album.

Beth Orton has some shows coming up of her own too. Video of Sam and Beth performing together in London, below...

Continue reading "Donald Fagen, Levon Helm, Puss n Boots, Norah Jones, Doveman, Sam Amidon, Beth Orton, etc (dates, tix & stuff)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Puss n Boots

"Wheeler has been hired to write the "Shrek" spinoff "Puss in Boots" for DreamWorks Animation, a stand-alone feature foray for the feline assassin/swordsman voiced by Antonio Banderas in the two most recent "Shrek" films. The "Shrek" franchise has ballooned into a multibillion-dollar property, with three feature films grossing more than $2 billion worldwide in theaters, tens of millions of DVDs sold and merchandising in every toy store. A fourth feature film, "Shrek Goes Fourth," is due in theaters May 21, 2010." [The Hollywood Reporter]
"Puss in Boots" the movie actually has nothing to do with Puss n Boots the band who played Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday night (5/9). More pictures from that show below...

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Rockwood Music Hall
Rumor has it that LES spot Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street, NY, NY) will be expanding its current, limited-capacity venue. Have you heard that?

The intimate venue, is known for being a great place to see a live show and for hosting surprise/secret performances by well-known artists like Ryan Adams and Norah Jones (under the guise of side-bands like The Sloppy Joannes and Puss n Boots). In fact, Puss n Boots ("P n B") is scheduled to perform at Rockwood on Saturday, May 9th. They played Mercury Lounge earlier this year.

The next night, Sunday, May 10th, the venue's Second Sundays series will host its "closing concert" from 6-8pm with special guests. The series organizer Danielle writes that the event is transitioning "from a monthly event to special event format. For now, let's just say...it's less, 'all good things come to an end' and more, 'good things come to those who wait.'" Performers for the event include Jonathan Spottiswoode, Elizabeth Ziman, Paul Brill, Jamie Leonhart, Casey Shea, Sasha Dobson (who is 1/3 of Puss n Boots) and Becky and Nathan Bliss of Barnaby Bright.

At Rockwood later the same night will be singer/accordianist/keyboardist Corn Mo (who opened for Dead Milkmen at the Warsaw in April), and a mysterious "Bushranger." (any clue?)

Casey Shea, in addition to playing Sunday the 10th, is also playing Rockwood tonight (5/6). He goes on long after Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery, and right before a mysterious "Archibald Hext" (Ari Hest?). Check Rockwood's site for their latest full schedule.

Last night (May 5th), Corn Mo played the Bushwick Book Club (not at Rockwood), a first Tuesdays event in Brooklyn where songwriters compose and perform original tunes inspired a selected book. This month's subject was Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Other performers included event organizer Susan Hwang, Natti Vogel, Josh Deeter, Lady Blanche, Anna Leuchtenberger, Duck and Swallow, Joe Crow Ryan, Sara Lautman, Andrea Larose, Dan Costello, and Rachel Devlin. Franz Nicolay of the Hold Steady performed at the series' March edition, which focused on the novella Flatland. He's on the schedule again for June 2nd, when the collective inspiration will come from Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Flyers, videos & Corn Mo clips, below...

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Puss n Boots @ Rodeo Bar on Halloween (by Jonathan Troll / Headstrong Pictures)
Puss n Boots

Pronto features Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco. Puss 'N Boots is the name of one of Norah Jones's many side projects. This band also features Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper (who all backed Wilco for a song at MSG). Both bands are playing Mercury Lounge in NYC on March 19th. Tickets are on sale.

Puss n Boots are also playing Rockwood Music Hall one day earlier, and a show with Levon Helm.

New Ramble Dates
March 14 and 21, 2009
and for your sweethearts...
A Valentines Day Ramble ~ February 14, 2009
With guests, Puss N Boots featuring Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones
[Levon Helm]
Levon Helm also has two shows coming up at the Beacon Theatre.

Pronto have no other shows scheduled.