Entries tagged with: Joan Osborne
photo: Martin Sexton at Clearwater Festival 2014 (more by Chris LaPutt)
Theatre Within have announced details of their 35th annual John Lennon tribute show. It happens on December 4 at Symphony Space and celebrates Lennon's 75th birthday. (The show also happens four days before the 35th anniversary of his death.) Performers include Bettye LaVette, Joseph Arthur, Martin Sexton, Nicole Atkins, and Richard Shindell, among many others. This year Eve Ensler, the writer of the Vagina Monologues, will receive the John Lennon Real Love Award. Full lineup for the celebration is is below and tickets are on sale now. Proceeds go to fund the John Lennon Real Love Project, "Theatre Within's mobile songwriting program which brings the healing power of John Lennon's music and creative expression to children undergoing long term medical treatment and with special needs."
Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, has a few musical releases coming up. In addition to her involvement in that John Malkovich album, she's also issuing a 7" vinyl release of the previously-released Christmas music she made with The Flaming Lips. Finally, she's shared one of the tracks from the upcoming remixes and covers album Yes, I'm A Witch Too. The track finds Death Cab for Cutie remixing "Forgive Me My Love" to haunting effect. The album is out February 19 via Manimal. Listen below.
In other Lennon-related news, the acoustic guitar used to record "Love Me Do" was auctioned off for an absurd sum of money over the weekend.
Mavis Staples has a PACKED schedule through the end of the year. From May 29 (when she appears at Ohio's Nelsonville Music Fest) through November (when she plays some shows in Florida), she'll have been to many corners of North America, and will have visited the UK as well. Other fests she's playing include Glastonbury, Winnipeg Jazz Fest, Grand Targhee, and Milwakee's Summerfest. Many of her dates are with Patty Griffin. Others are part of a "Solid Soul" tour with Joan Osborne, including NYC's 92nd Street Y on 11/4 (tickets), then Tarrytown Music Hall on 10/28 (tickets), and NJ's Bergen Performing Arts Center on 11/14 (tickets TBA). She also plays a NYC-area show before that at Guild Hall in East Hampton on 8/15 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Mavis also has a new EP, titled Your Good Fortune, which she made with Son Little (who has worked with The Roots and RJD2 among others). It features two new originals as well as new versions of Staples Singers' staples -- Pops Staples-penned "Wish I Had Answered" and Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" (which was on Staples Singers' 1962 album, Hammer & Nails). You can watch the video for "Fight" and stream Your Good Fortune's title track (both the EP's originals) below.
For even more, MAVIS!, the feature-length documentary on the singer, was a hit at SXSW's Film Fest and has since been acquired by HBO. A release date has not been set, but you can check out the trailer and poster below...
The Hold Steady on Pier 26 in 2013 (more by Tracy Allison)
The Wiggins Park shows feature The Hold Steady, Old 97's, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hurray for the RIff Raff, Lucius, Man Man, Nicole Atkins, Diego Garcia, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Dave Hause, Caitlin Rose, Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene & Steve Gorman), and more. 3-day passes that get you into the whole festival are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
Theatre Within's 33rd annual NYC John Lennon tribute goes down at Symphony Space on December 6, two days before the anniversary of Lennon's death. This year's lineup includes Steve Earle, Raul Malo (lead singer of the Mavericks), Marc Cohn, Teddy Thompson, Dana Fuchs (who played "Sexy Sadie" in Across the Universe), Joan Osborne, Bettye LaVette, Toshi Reagon and Rich Pagano (of Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Speaking of Steve Earle, he'll be doing some solo acoustic dates in 2014, including a Long Island show on February 8 at The Space at Westbury. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/8) at noon.
All Steve Earle dates, including two in CT, are listed below...
George Wein & Pete Seeger
Clearwater, founded by Pete Seeger, honors George Wein (founder of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals) with the first annual "Power of Song Award." Performers include Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Suzanne Vega, Joan Osborne, Guy Davis, David Amram, Toshi Reagon, Lucy Kaplansky, George Wein and others to be announced soon. Proceeds benefit Clearwater's educational programs. For more on Clearwater visit www.clearwater.org.The show is Friday, October 21 at Symphony Space in NYC and tickets are on sale.
photos by Chris La Putt
"Dear friends, Yes. That was me singing with Levon Helm & Emmylou & so many friends in Central Park. One of those nights you hold onto." - Tift Merritt
Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris and Hayes Carll played Summerstage last night (7/18). Pictures from that show are in this post.
During Levon Helm's set, David Bromberg played on "Tongue" (a Bromberg song that Levon recorded with him) and Emmylou Harris helped perform "Evangeline", and then Harris, Hayes, Bromberg, Joan Osborne, Tift Merritt, Shawn Colvin and others joined the band for a performance of The Band's "The Weight." We don't have pictures of that part, but you can watch a video of it below.
"The Weight", as usual, was the last song in Levon's set. You can check out the full written setlist below though note they actually opened with "Ophelia" and didn't play "Wheels".
Setlist, video and pictures below....
Bettye Lavette at Highline Ballroom (more by Jacob Blickenstaff )
A quick reminder that one of the greatest songwriters of all-time, Neil Young, will be celebrated at Carnegie Hall in two days (2/10) as part of a benefit for music & arts programs of underpriviledged youth. The bill is beyond diverse, featuring The Roots, Nada Surf, Glen Hansard, DeVotchka, J Mascis and Bettye Lavette just to name a few of the twenty+ that are on board. "100% of the net proceeds from this event" will benefit charities like Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Church Street School for Music & Art, The Pinwheel Project, Music Unites, The American Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences New York, so pick up your tickets with a clear conscious!
Meanwhile, quite a few of the Neil Young-tribute artists have recently been or will be very active. Glen Hansard recently played City Winery and the Doveman show at LPR. Patti Smith & Jesse Smith are scheduled to play the Tibet benefit at Carnegie Hall in March. When Questlove of The Roots isnt going to see Prince or spinning at Brooklyn Bowl, he can be found on Jimmy Fallon. Nada Surf recently played Mercury Lounge and Rock Shop. DeVotchKa will play Highline in March with El Mariachi Bronx. Juliana Hatfield & Evan Dando were just at Maxwell's and the Bell House. J Mascis has his upcoming tour with shows at Mercury Lounge and MHoW.
Ben Ottewell of Gomez plays the Neil Young event and an early solo show at Mercury Lounge the next day.
And last, but certainly not least, Bettye Lavette, besides paying tribute to the great rock'n roll patriarch from the North, also has quite a NYC residency in the spring when she'll set up shop at Cafe Carlyle from 5/24 - 6/3 (no shows on 5/29, 5/30). Ticketing info is forthcoming, but all tour dates, the full Neil Young Tribute lineup and some videos are below...
My Brightest Diamond @ LPR in 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook returns in January for its thirteenth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. For 16 nights of pop, folk, cabaret, country, rock, and show tunes, the series will explore the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today's most dynamic songwriting. The 2011 season - January 12 through February 20 - will bring to the stage some of today's most gifted interpreters of song, starting with the luminous legend Barbara Cook, the multi-faceted Joan Osborne, as well as the newest toast of Broadway, Kate Baldwin. It will feature opportunities to hear the acclaimed opera starCarolina Chocolate Drops also play one of the shows. Full schedule and more info at Lincoln Center's site.
Pfizer is a proud sponsor of Lincoln Center's American Songbook 2011.
Stephanie Blythe and stage and film actress Anika Noni Rose who make their solo pop concert debuts, and the enduring influence of Latin music in the American Songbook canon will be represented by the modern bossa nova of Bebel Gilberto and the Cuban rhythms of Broadway star Raul Esparza. Arguably the greatest songwriting team in American Songbook history are the brothers George and Ira Gershwin, and they will be the subject of a Rob Fisher tribute with an array of dazzling voices.
The Babies @ Knitting Factory last week (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
tonight in NYC
* Ben Folds @ Town Hall
* Joan Osborne @ City Winery
* Red Sparowes, Doomriders @ Mercury Lounge
* Fang Island, Dinowalrus, Univox @ Maxwell's
* Ra Ra Riot, Plants and Animals @ Union Hall
* William Parker and Ellen Christi Duo @ The Stone
* The Skatalites, Meta & the Cornerstone @ BB King's
* Natalie Merchant @ the NY Society for Ethical Culture
* Prince Rama, GDFX, Pearly, The Dreebs @ Shea Stadium
* Freelance Whales, Lawrence Arabia, Sherlock's Daughter @ Bowery Ballroom
* Malkuth, Greg Ginn and the Taylor Texas Corrugators, CSC Funk Band @ Cake Shop
* Wizardry, Ruby Bullet, Thinning The Herd, Descender, Sos @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Au Revoir Simone (DJ), Gators, VEGA (DJ), Bad Brilliance, CX Kidtronik @ Santos
* Titus Andronicus, The Babies, The Static Jacks, Average Girl @ Fordham U's Rodrigues Coffee House
* Daniel Perlin, Christina Wheeler w/ Vernon Reid, Danny Blume & Benton C Bainbridge @ Issue Project Room
Eek-A-Mouse was supposed to also play the Skatalites show at BB King's tonight, but cancelled due to "visa issues".
The Titus Andronicus / Babies show at Rodrigues Coffee House tonight is free.
Tuesday, APRIL 13, 2010The Static Jacks and Average Girl are also on the bill. UPDATE: which according to commenters is STUDENTS ONLY.
Rodrigue's (at Fordham University)
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
7:30 pm, FREE, ALL AGES
Subway: B or D to Fordham Road
White Mystery played Cake Shop on Saturday. Punkcast video from that show below...
The Blind Boys of Alabama will curate a three-night series at Lincoln Center on July 12, 14 & 16. The events start with an opening night concert featuring rock artists Yo La Tengo, Lambchop, Exene Cervenka of X and Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket [plus Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Horns]. On July 14 the focus shifts to country music, with performances by Yonder Mountain String Band, Ralph Stanley, Alison Moorer and Randy Travis, plus Ray Benson and Jason Roberts of Asleep at the Wheel. The final evening, The Blind Boys' Family Revival, will feature songs from all of the group's Grammy Award-winning albums and includes collaborations with Aaron Neville, Joan Osborne, Hot 8 Brass Band, Dan Zanes, John Hammond, and Charlie Musselwhite, among others.Tickets for all three are on sale now.
More details on the gospel group's Lincoln Center shows, their full upcoming schedule, a video of their performance on Letterman earlier this year with Lou Reed (they also visited Daytrotter in March) and more are below...
Pete Seeger @ Clearwater Festival 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Clearwater Festival, the annual benefit for the Hudson River environmental group of the same name, will be happening this year at Croton-on-Hudson's Croton Point Park on June 19th & 20th. Pete Seeger, the non-profit's founder, plays every year - joining him this year will be Steve Earle, Rhett Miller, Joan Osborne, Buckwheat Zydeco, Felice Bros and more. More of the initial lineup is below. Tickets to the fest are on sale (and currently almost half the door price). Pictures from last year's day one are HERE and day two are HERE.
A bit farther Upstate in Hunter, NY, the three-day Mountain Jam will be happening June 4th-6th. The lineup for that includes Gov't Mule, Levon Helm & Friends, Drive-By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog, Les Claypool, Jay Farrar (of Son Volt), These United States, Justin Townes Earle (note dad, playing above) and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger Band (the same, except grandpa). The full current lineup is below, and tickets are on sale.
Later this summer (in July), Camp Bisco will be in Mariaville, NY.
Lineups so far for both fests are below...
photo inside City Winery (Michael Dorf on stage) (from Eater)
In addition to a functioning winery and 21,000 square foot restaurant/event space, City Winery is also equipped with a full stage, state-of-the-art sound system and in-house A/V-making it one of the most interesting venues to ever hit Manhattan. Whether you are planning a private party, a public concert or an intimate evening of music and/or the spoken word, City Winery's stage and staff can accommodate a variety of live performances and cultural activities that will appeal to sophisticated New Yorkers, and wine connoisseurs, alike.Unfortunately, "to purchase tickets to any of the upcoming shows or classes, you must first become a Vinofile member." I don't think you need to be a member to always go there - for instance you could just be a VIP at the upcoming REM Carnegie Hall event, but I don't know. I also doubt you'll need to be a member to go to the Blackoutsabbath Rufus Wainwright show happening there on March 4th (no tickets for that yet) (for now Rufus is focused on the upcoming McGarrigle Christmas Hour show).
All known upcoming City Winery events are listed below...
Joan Osborne & Patti Smith @ Bowery Ballroom, Dec 30, 2007 (CRED)
Patti Smith played 3 sold-out shows at Bowery Ballroom in NYC over the past few days. The final one was on New Years Eve show which happened earlier in the night than the Les Savy Fav show at the same venue. Joan Osborne showed up at at least one of the shows, and Alejandro Escovedo opened on New Years Eve.