free shows in Rockefeller Park, The Punch Brothers and Chris Thile tour dates (Living Room)
the Punch Brothers @ Wintergrass 2008 (armadilo60)
Chris Thile‘s new band The Punch Brothers are playing a free show in Rockefeller Park in NYC this summer. Same with Otis Clay, Jill Sobule, The Avett Brothers, Steel Pulse, and a few others. Chris Thile also has three solo shows coming up at Living Room. All shows below….
Wednesday, June 11, 7:00pm
OTIS CLAY AND RYAN SHAW
Otis Clay is universally hailed as the proud standard-bearer for Chicago’s enduring soul tradition. His great hits include “She’s About a Mover,” and “Trying to Live My Life Without You”.
Ryan Shaw began singing when he was only three years old. “This Is Ryan Shaw”, is a hip-shaking collection of covers from artists like Wilson Pickett, Bobby Womack, and Jackie Wilson, along with a few terrific originals. br />
Wednesday, June 18, 7:00pm
POETS HOUSE CELEBRATION FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST JILL SOBULE
Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. In late 2008, Poets House will move to its permanent home at Two River Terrace in Battery Park City. Singer/songwriter Jill Sobule rose to fame with the hit single “I Kissed a Girl”. Sobule has dabbled in off-Broadway musicals, made an appearance on NBC’s “West Wing”, composed for Nickelodeon, and was in the film “Mind the Gap”.
Wednesday, June 25, 7:00pm
Orchestra Baobab is a Senegalese Afro-Cuban band, and among the most important world music artists of today. Organized as a multi-ethnic, multi-national club band, their 2002 album “Specialist in All Styles” was produced by fellow Senegalese superstar Youssou N’dour.
Wednesday, July 9, 7:00pm
THE AVETT BROTHERS
North Carolina’s Avett Brothers play acoustic music that has roots in traditional folk and bluegrass – a sublime blend of folk, country, hillbilly, and blues, swirled through with pop, rock, and a touch of wry punk wrapped in gorgeous harmony.
Wednesday, July 16, 7:00pm
Steel Pulse is one of Great Britain’s greatest reggae bands, “Handsworth Revolution”, is still regarded by many critics a high point of British reggae. 1986’s “Babylon the Bandit” won the Grammy® for Best Reggae Album. They also contributed the track “Can’t Stand It” for Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.”
Wednesday, July 23, 7:00pm
THE PUNCH BROTHERS FEATURING CHRIS THILE
After Nickel Creek disbanded, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile assembled the all-star quintet Punch Brothers. The new group issued a debut album, “Punch,” in 2008, which was anchored by Thile’s ambitious 40-minute, four-part suite “The Blind Leaving the Blind.” In February 2008, The Punch Brothers performed a sold-out concert for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series.
Wednesday, July 30, 7:00pm
PATTI AUSTIN’S “AVANT GERSHWIN”
“Avant Gershwin” is Patti Austin’s 2008 Grammy®-winning, shimmering hour-plus tour-de-force through both familiar and obscure selections from the catalog of George and Ira Gershwin. A staple of pop, R&B and jazz over the past 30 years, Austin’s versatile 16-album career rolls like a fascinating journey through those genres while also drawing wisdom and inspiration from The Great American Songbook.
Free shows happening at the Winter Garden are listed HERE.
Chris Thile – 2008 Tour Dates
Apr 9 – Rams Head On Stage – EARLY SHOW Annapolis, Maryland
Apr 9 – Rams Head On Stage – LATE SHOW Annapolis, Maryland
Apr 10 – Sellersville Theatre 1894 Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Apr 11 – Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville, Virginia
Apr 12 – Bijou Theatre – On Sale 2/8 Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 19 – The Living Room – Chris Thile Solo New York, New York
Apr 21 – The Living Room – Chris Thile & Michael Daves New York, New York
May 4 – The Living Room – Chris Thile Solo New York, New York
May 23 – The Birchmere Alexandria, Virginia
May 25 – Delfest Cumberland, Maryland