Posted in music | pictures on June 22, 2011

photos by David Andrako

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders show graced Prospect Park on June 16. The Celebrate Brooklyn show saw performances by Lou Reed, Rosanne Cash, Toshi Reagon, Tao Seeger, Todd Rundgren, and many others. The show celebrated the 50th anniversary of civil rights activists known as the Freedom Riders, and began with a pre-performance discussion with the artists. The full performer lineup is listed at the end of the pictures, below...

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

This is who performed:
Geri Allen
Art Baron
Steve Bernstein
Steve Cardenas
James Carter
Rosanne Cash
Carla Cook
Marcelle Davies-Lashley
Helga Davis
Curtis Fowlkes
Brad Jones
Briggan Krauss
Jheti Lashley
Stephon Lashley
John Leventhal
Eric Mingus
Josette Newsam-Marchak
JD Parran
Toshi Reagon
Lou Reed
Todd Rundgren
Catherine Russell
Tao Seeger
James Staten|Jason Walker
Kenny Wollesen

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Comments (20)

what did lou reed play

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 8:38 PM

~ ('_'~)

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 8:40 PM

Lou looks good for his age.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 8:49 PM

@ 838

Ditto

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 8:49 PM

why is the lead photo of a craggily old catcher's mitt?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 10:35 PM

Lou is gracefully growing into an elderly lesbian.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 10:43 PM

Lou played guitar and sang "A Change Is Gonna Come" and ""Who Am I? (Tripitena's Song)" from The Raven. "A Change" was slowed down to almost spoken word but "Who Am I?" was great and I haven't seen Lou that happy and mobile in years.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 11:03 PM

is that lou reed or laurie anderson?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 12:15 AM

What song did Rosanne Cash Play?
Thanks

Posted by Erick | June 23, 2011 12:47 AM

Does anyone have a setlist?

Posted by Ellis Dee | June 23, 2011 12:58 AM

Poke fun all you want, dudes, but Lou's week is your year.

Posted by TC | June 23, 2011 1:12 AM

Rosanne Cash played "People Get Ready," and it was outstanding.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 8:19 AM

Rosanne cash played "people get ready" and another tune. anyone know the other song.

Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2011 8:44 AM

that's because for lou a week feels like a year

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 8:46 AM

Rosanne also played "Wayfaring Stranger."

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 9:20 AM

"is that lou reed or laurie anderson?"

Time to retire this "joke".

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 10:57 AM

It was a pretty good show. Lou was far more energetic than usual. The backing band and vocalists were spot on. Eric Mingus did Gil Scott-Heron's "Revolution Will Not Be Televised". Only Todd Rundgren seemed out of place and not able to to hit his high notes though he did say (paraphrasing) "you've heard enough folk-rock now its time for some fuck-rock".

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 11:03 AM

lou looks like randy newman fucked rosanne barr and they had a retarded kid

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 4:17 AM

Fucking Boomer hippies
let's get together and remember the good old days
and sell t-shirts

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 8:12 AM

What song did Rosanne Cash Play?
Thanks

Posted by JustinRasmussen | October 30, 2012 8:58 PM

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