Singer/songwriter legend Elliott Smith would have turned 44 this year (and it's the tenth anniversary year of his death), and in celebration of that, tributes are happening in Portland, LA, Austin and NYC. THe NYC show happens on August 10 at Bowery Ballroom. It's being hosted by Rhett Miller (of the Old 97s) and also features Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Mary Lou Lord (who toured with Elliott Smith) and special guests. Tickets for the NYC tribute go on sale Monday (6/17) at noon, and proceeds go to New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth.
Each event features a host, performances by his "biggest fans and closest friends and collaborators," and benefits a local charity. Info on all four tributes below...
Portland, August 4th:
No Name #1, Portland: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith
Venue: Doug Fir Lounge
Host: Gus Van Sant
Featuring: members of Grandaddy, plus very special guests.
Charity: Outside In
Los Angeles, August 6th (Elliott's 44th birthday):
No Name #1, Los Angeles: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith
Host: Jon Brion, with special friends
Charity: Free Arts for Abused Children
Austin, August 9th:
No Name #1, Austin: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith
Venue: Scottish Rite Theater
Host: Jody Denberg
Featuring: Members of Grandaddy, Lil' Cap'n Travis, David Garza, plus many other very special guests.
Charity: The SIMS Foundation
New York, August 10th:
No Name #1, NYC: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith
Venue: Bowery Ballroom
Host: Rhett Miller
Featuring: Chris Thile, Mary Lou Lord, plus many other very special guests.
Charity: New Alternatives for LBGT Homeless Youth