Posted in music | tour dates on August 1, 2008

Hal Wilner and Bill Withers

I just noticed that Celebrate Brooklyn updated the August 9th free Prospect Park show lineup...

Visionary music producer HAL WILLNER returns to the Bandshell with a multi-artist celebration of acoustic R&B pioneer BILL WITHERS, whose Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone, Lovely Day, and Lean On Me only hint at a body of work that ranks him among our greatest songwriters. ANGELIQUE KIDJO, NONA HENDRYX, THE SWELL SEASON, COREY GLOVER, JAMES "BLOOD" ULMER, SANDRA ST. VICTOR, TEDDY THOMPSON, ERIC MINGUS and many more! plus an all-star band featuring Lenny Pickett, Steven Bernstein, and Cornell Dupree will be among the ensemble castâ€"check our website for the latest updates but expect surprises and late additions. "No one puts on a better tribute concert than Hal Willner ... a sympathetic and generous listener with an almost preternatural ability to match performer to song, and a Rolodex to back it up." (Variety)
That's over a month before The Swell Season play their own show in Central Park.

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Comments (8)

I will be surprised if they show up (Swell Season) as they are playing the Virgin Festival in Baltimore that same afternoon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 3:39 PM

Bill Withers!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:16 PM

I think that Teddy Thompson actually isn't playing this anymore. Unfortunate, but still a great lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:14 PM

At today's show, they confirmed that Bill Withers will be in attendance next week.

Posted by J | August 3, 2008 10:28 PM

Jim James did "ain't no sunshine"
That is of note.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 11:49 PM

How was the Swell Season; what did they perform?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:21 AM

yeah, what song did the swell season sing? it's on youtube and it's absolutely brilliant! so I'd like to know what the song is called, if anyone happens to know... thanks!

Posted by sara | August 14, 2008 4:09 PM

That song is called "Stories"

from the "'justments" lp

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 12:46 AM

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